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VIDEO: How To Check Your Car’s Oil Level #AskCarzone


Do you regularly check the oil levels in your car? If not, you should start. Ailish from Carzone has shown us how easy it is to check this out in five east steps. Watch above.

To find out whether your vehicle needs oil, follow these steps

Open the bonnet

Make sure your car in on even ground

Take out the oil dipstick, wipe it clean and put it back in

Take it out again and inspect it

Check the oil levels by the markings on the stick

What if your vehicle needs oil? 

If you discover your vehicle’s oil needs topping up, look for a rubber cap with an oil can symbol on it. This will be in the vehicles manufacturing manual in most cars. You just twist the cap and pour in the oil BUT it is vital to check that you are using the correct oil type for your car. Make sure to check this out.

Ailish from Carzone #AskCarzone

Ailish from Carzone #AskCarzone

Have you any car related question? Then #AskCarZone  or email us on or tweet us your questions

How do know the history of the car you are buying if it doesn’t come from a garage?

There are different ways to find out the history of a car, I would recommend you get a car history report from This will tell you the history of the car from mileage to outstanding finance. Prices start from €10 for this check and it’s well worth it for peace of mind!

Does the power of your car affect the price of your car or is it all about the model?

Certain models are blacklisted for high insurance rates due to their reputation (e.g. high performance sports cars.) Generally, both the power output and the model of car will influence the price you pay for insurance. A good example of an insurance friendly model would be the Toyota Aygo which has a low power output because of its small 1.0-litre engine.

Thanks Ailish


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