How to Check Your Car’s Oil

Checking a car's oil

Regular oil changes are crucial to your vehicle’s health. Do you know when and how to check your car’s oil? Improvements in oil and engine technology mean that we can now go much longer between oil changes, but it’s imperative that you regularly check your oil level.  Always remember to check your owner’s manual for specifics for your Honda, and if you have questions on how to check oil level in your car, call the service department at Honda of Kirkland.


How to Check the Oil Level in a Car

Some newer vehicle models have electronic oil monitors that don’t use traditional oil dipsticks, so first check your owner’s manual for the auto manufacturer’s recommendations. These are the steps for how to check the oil in your car:

  • Make sure the car is parked on level ground and that your engine is turned off and cold.
  • Open your car hood and locate the dipstick.
  • Pull the dipstick out of the engine and wipe off any oil from the end of it.
  • Re-insert the dipstick all the way back into its tube and then pull it out and look at both sides to see where the level is.

Dipsticks always have some way of indicating the proper oil level, usually with a mark. If the top of your oil streak is between two marks or within a crosshatched area, the level is okay. If it isn’t, you’ll need to add some more oil. Check your owner’s manual to see what type of oil you need, or call the service center at Honda of Kirkland.

Checking the oil of an old car

How Often Should You Check Your Car’s Oil Level?

You should check your car’s oil level about once a month to prevent any problems when out on Redmond roads. Also, be aware of things like changes in your oil’s color and texture as they can be signs of serious problems. If you notice that you’re low on oil or need service on your Honda, schedule service with Honda of Kirkland today!


Schedule an Oil Change at Honda of Kirkland 

Now that you know how to check oil in your car, if you would rather not change your oil yourself, Honda of Kirkland can do it for you. We are always at your service and just a short drive from Woodinville and Seattle. We also have new tires and car accessories as well as a wide variety of service specials to help you save on your next visit. Call us today to schedule an appointment at our dealership!


Our Service Specials

Sanitize Your Vehicle

Coupon Price:  $12.00

  • Disinfect your Honda, With EPA Registered Broad Spectrum Disinfectant
  • Pleasant Lemongrass, Grapefruit sent.
  • Biodegradable
  • We will apply to interior touch points in your vehicle

 

Valid only at Honda of Kirkland. Prices may vary by model. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Please present coupon during write-up. Not to be combined with any other discounts.

EXPIRES: 08/31/2020
Summer Road Trip Ready - "B" Service Special
$15 Off

Our Summer Road Trip “B” Service Special:
oil and filter change, inspect front/rear brakes, check parking brake adjustment, inspect driveshaft boots, tie-rod ends, steering gearbox, gearbox parts, suspension components, brake hoses and lines, all fluid levels, exhaust system and fuel lines.

0W-20: $116.89 With Coupon – Regular Price: $131.89
5W-20: $102.63 With Coupon – Regular Price: $117.63

Valid only at Honda of Kirkland. Prices may vary by model. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Up to 4.5 qts. $8.89 extra for 5.7 qt. systems. Coupon must be presented at time of write-up. One coupon per customer, per visit. Not valid with any other offer, promotion or special. Not to be used to reduce outstanding debt. No cash value. Not retroactive. See dealership for details. Void where prohibited by law.

EXPIRES: 08/31/2020
"A" Service Special - Oil Change with Multi-Point Inspection
$10 Off

“A” Service Special – Oil Change with Multi-Point Inspection
In addition to providing top-quality Honda Genuine oil and a Honda Genuine oil filter, we’ll perform a free multi-point inspection. Competitive prices, Honda-trained technicians and Honda Genuine Parts. Why take your Honda anywhere else? Includes replacing engine oil per specifications, assessing and adjusting fluid levels and complimentary multi-point inspection.

0w20 $53.40 with Coupon – Regular Price: $63.40
5w20 $39.95 with Coupon – Regular Price: $49.95

Valid only at Honda of Kirkland. Up to 4.5 qts. $8.89 extra for 5.7 qt. systems. Coupon must be presented at time of write-up. One coupon per customer, per visit. Not valid with any other offer, promotion or special. Not to be used to reduce outstanding debt. No cash value. Not retroactive. See dealership for details. Void where prohibited by law.

EXPIRES: 08/31/2020
Brake Pad Replacement

Front or Rear Brake Pad Replacement w/ Rotor Resurfacing

$35 Off

Valid only at Honda of Kirkland. Prices may vary by model. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Please present coupon during write-up. Not to be combined with any other discounts. Includes brake pad replacement and rotor resurfacing. Discount does not apply if customer elects to defer resurfacing.

EXPIRES: 08/31/2020
Brake Fluid Exchange
$85.10

Original Price: $95.10
Coupon Price: $85.10

Honda recommends brake fluid replacement every 3 years. Brake fluid loses its ability over time to absorb moisture from the brake lines. This can result in loss of brake pedal pressure due to a lower boiling point and corrosion.

Prices may vary by model. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Please present coupon during write-up. Not to be combined with any other discounts. Please refer to your vehicle owner's manual for "0W-20 Oil" vehicles.

EXPIRES: 08/31/2020
Discount on Vehicle Service
$20.00 OFF

Save on vehicle service (including parts and labor)
$10.00 – Discount on service from $49.99-$99.99
$15.00 – Discount on service from $100.00-$149.99
$20.00 – Discount on service from $150.00 or more

Prices may vary by model. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Please present coupon during write-up. Not to be combined with any other discounts. Coupon not valid for tire purchase or vehicle alignment. Not Valid for Diagnostic Fees.

EXPIRES: 08/31/2020
Battery Replacement
$15 Off

Have a Honda Genuine battery installed today and drive confidently! Includes our 100-month limited warranty.

Valid only at Honda of Kirkland. Prices may vary by model. Plus taxes and fees where applicable. Please present coupon during write-up. Not to be combined with any other discounts.

EXPIRES: 08/31/2020

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