How To Check My Oil?

how to check my oil?

Why Is Changing Your Car or Truck Motor Oil So Important?

Engine oil is a critical component of your vehicle. Engine oil is the driving force of your vehicle. It lubricates parts of the engine to keep them from grinding and keep it cooled. The engine oil helps the engine in plenty of ways. It helps protect the engine by keeping it clean from sludge, which protects its operation. Oil reduces friction and wear, which can also improve the fuel economy of your vehicle. Lastly, it reduces the heat within the engine and redistributes it to other components of the engine. If you are concerned about the health of your engine oil, contact our service technicians for an inspection.




How to Check Oil Level Using a Dipstick?

How to Read Engine Oil Level Using a Dipstick?

Regularly checking the oil level can help the driver maintain proper oil levels and help safekeep oil health. To not touch the hot engine parts, it’s a best practice to test the oil when the engine is cool. Many dipsticks have lines to display if the oil levels are too low and need to be topped off. Also when using the dipstick, you can look at the oil texture. If the oil is light in color and smooth, it’s okay. However, if the oil appears sludgy and dark, then it’s best to replace it.

Detecting an Engine Oil Leak

How to Check for a Motor Oil Leak?

It’s possible that you may have a leak if your dipstick constantly shows low engine oil levels. There are multiple ways to test for an oil leak, which is essential because a leak could cause harm to your vehicle’s engine. If there are dark puddles under your car, this is possibly a result of its oil pan slowly leaking oil. The smell of burning oil or smoke from the engine could possibly be an essential sign of an oil leak. Also, the engine overheating could possibly be a result of an oil leak.

How Many Miles Over Oil Change?

How Long Can a Car Go Without an Oil Change
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Learning when to change your vehicle’s engine oil is also critical to prevent harm to the engine in your car. While some may suggest a short oil change interval from 3,000 to 5,000 miles, it is recommended to have your oil changed every six months or 5,000-7,000 mi., whichever comes first. However, if you’re uncertain about when you should change your oil you should contact our service department for more accurate info about your vehicle.


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Where to Get a Lexus Oil Change In Santa Fe NM?

Lexus of Santa Fe invites you to schedule your next oil change at our Santa Fe area service center. Our factory trained Lexus technicians are certified to service all manufacturers’ vehicles. Schedule your next visit online or in-person.


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DealerRater Mar 5, 2019

I have purchased 2 vehicles from this dealership. They always take excellent care of me and their prices are always fair. I like this dealership more than the Albuquerque store.

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DealerRater Feb 5, 2019

Chris Ortega was extremely attentive and caring for someone who required a full education on specifics about her new Lexis hybrid, He was super patient through three tutoring sessions that I requested, addressing each concern and, in every case, giving practical solutions. Also he worked hard to make the financial part acceptable. Soon after, I had to drive to California, had a great trip knowing what to expect and how to deal with whatever might come up. Rest assured that he is putting out exactly what you would hope Lexis stands for!

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2018 IS300 Chris Ortega is Phenomenal. Words cannot express his knowledge of LEXUS in every aspect. I cannot have asked for a better experience. I highly recommend LEXUS but most of all the patience, intelligence, and kindness CHRIS exhumes. I Definitely will be referring LEXUS and Chris Ortega! Thank you for making my Dreams come true! Monica Duran

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DealerRater Sep 12, 2018

Chris continuously went above and beyond to satisfy what I wanted in a car buying experience including driving the car from Santa Fe to Albuquerque, delivering it to my front door, walked me through setting up my phone AND thru the car features.

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DealerRater Aug 31, 2018

I told Chris I needed a car, somewhat serious but not committed. He showed me an option I actually really liked, asked me what kind of payment I was looking for, and made it happen for me! Very professional and easy to work with. Good personality that keeps it real and made it feel like he was there for me, not the other way around. Keep up the good work, awesome employee!

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DealerRater Aug 31, 2018

Cold drink on a hot day, professional and polite, no pressure, great communication via email and telephone, very knowledgeable of vehicle, quick and painless. Worked around my work schedule. Salesman had a great attitude and listened to all my questions and concerns. Even after purchase he still answers questions I have. Santa Fe Lexus has happy people that make it a happy place.

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