1. Open your car's hood and locate the oil dip stick. Make sure your engine has been off for at least 10 minutes before checking your oil. 2. Pull out the dip stick and wipe it on a clean, lint-free rag.
3. Insert the stick back into the pipe. The pipe is usually curved, so the stick should bend naturally back into place.
4. Pull the stick back out again. Look at how high the oil comes on the stick.
5. If your car needs an oil change or you need to add more oil, locate the "oil cap" under the hood of your car. Unscrew it and add your new oil. Your car should be good as new with these quick, easy steps!
• Check your fluid levels, including antifreeze, wiper washer fluid and engine oil
• Replace any belts or hoses that may have become worn during the summer months
• Check your tire pressure. The cooler weather can condense the air in your tires and can leave you with low tire pressure.
Even with these tips, emergencies can happen. You should always be sure to keep a first aid kit, flares and jumper cables in your car. For the winter months, be sure to have gloves, an ice scraper, a blanket and candles on hand.
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