As the automotive industry evolves and advancements in car technology continue to grow, it has become commonplace to rely on your car to self-diagnose. However, sometimes the traditional manual methods of vehicle maintenance are still useful, even in the most modern vehicles.
Keeping your engine oil level topped up, will reduce engine friction ensuring your engine will run smoother and your vehicle last longer.
Our Mobil Service Centre team are going back to basics and sharing their top car care tips on checking up, and topping up, engine oil in your car.
How often should you check your oil levels?
Our Mobil Service Centre experts recommend a weekly ‘under the bonnet’ check, including checking your oil levels, to proactively monitor the basics. However, for some making these checks weekly can be difficult, as a minimum our experts recommend at least once a month or before long distance journeys. It should only take 10 minutes.
By completing regular ‘under the bonnet’ checks you avoid risking any unnecessary and costly damage to your engine. If your engine oil level is low and unchecked, it damages the moving parts of the engine increasing friction and engine wear.
Before getting started, you will need:
Checking your oil levels:
Topping up your oil:
Please note: Always consult your owner’s handbook and speak to your local Mobil Service Centre mechanic if you have any concerns.
To find out more about the right engine oil for your car, or to find your nearest Mobil Service Centre, visit www.mobilservicecentre.co.uk or call us on 0800 980 6172 selecting option 3.