How to Check Car Oil

Checking Engine Oil
Here at Valley Honda, we look out for our customers. Checking your car oil, and other important fluids like your transmission fluid, regularly is a great habit to increase the longevity of your Honda car, truck, or SUV. Car oil lubricates the engine and keeps it clean, helping to keep everything running smooth while extending the life of your engine. Checking the oil level in your car is quick and easy to do, follow the steps below to figure out how it’s done.


Checking the Car Oil

After a long commute home from Naperville, you may not want to spend your free time checking your engine. But, checking your engine oil is not just important, but quick and easy, just follow these steps:

  1. Grab a rag (or a paper towel if no rags are around) and your car’s owner’s manual.
  2. Make sure your engine is not still hot from a recent drive, and open the hood of your car.
  3. Remove the dipstick, usually located on or near the engine.
  4. Wipe it clean and insert it back into its tube, push it in as far as it can go.
  5. Pull the dipstick back out and note the height at which the engine oil reaches on the dipstick. Every dipstick has some sort of system of measurement, and if your oil isn’t at the indicated acceptable level, then you have to add oil.
  6. If the oil is at an acceptable level, then you are done! You can now drive around Aurora knowing that you and your passengers are safe.

Adding the Engine Oil

Use whichever type of oil is recommended in your owner’s manual. To add the oil, remove the cap, normally located on top of the engine. Fill it in small increments, making sure to not over-fill. Repeatedly check the engine oil level with the dipstick until it is acceptable. Screw the cap back on and you are good to go. Remember that your oil should be changed regularly to keep your Honda always running safely at peak performance levels.

Adding engine oil

Our Service Specials

Anti-Freeze/Coolant Check-Up Special
Free with Coupon Present

Includes:
• Inspect Radiator, cap, hoses & belts and check for any leaks
• Check Anti-Freeze/Coolant level and top off as needed

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Wiper Special
Time to Change Your Wipers!

15% off any pair of Wiper Inserts/Free Installation
15% off any pair of Wiper Blades/Free Installation

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Prices may be higher on some models. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Full Synthetic Engine Oil & Filter Change
$46.95 (Tax included, Reg Price: $51.95)

Includes:
• Replace Oil with 0W20 Full Synthetic
• Genuine Honda Filter
• Multi-point Honda Inspection
• Battery test
• Free “Quick” Wash

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Applicable to only Honda vehicles that take 0W20 oil per the owner’s manual (also printed on the oil cap). Prices may be higher on some models, ex: S2000. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Timing Belt and Water Pump Replacement Special
25% OFF + One Day Free Loaner

Don’t Wait! A broken timing belt can damage your engine. Refer to your owner’s manual for recommended replacement.
• Replace timing belt, drive belts and water pump, flush coolant
• Inspect camshaft and crankshaft seals

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Coupon must be present at time of write up. Tensioner additional if needed.

Conventional Engine Oil & Filter Change
$38.95 (Tax included, Reg Price: $43.95)

Includes:
• Replace Oil with 5W20/5W30 Semi-Synthetic
• Genuine Honda Filter
• Multi-point Honda Inspection
• Battery test
• Free “Quick” Wash

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Applicable to only Honda vehicles that take 5W20/5W30 oil per the owner’s manual (also printed on the oil cap). Prices may be higher on some models, ex: S2000. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Big Savings Service Bonus
Spend MORE and Save MORE

Spend This: | Save This:
$50- $100 -———————————————————$5
$101-$200 ———————————————————$10
$201-$300 ———————————————————$20
$301-$400 ———————————————————$35
$401-$500 ———————————————————$45
$501-or more —————————————————–$60

Valid only at Valley Honda. Coupon applicable only for service repairs and maintenance on Honda vehicles only. “Spend This” amount applies to parts and labor total only (before Hazmat fees and/or taxes are applied). Discount not applicable to tires or batteries, due to already discounted (or special, or reduced) pricing. Cannot be combined with any other offer or used on any detail or body work. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

All Wheel Alignment
$109.95 with purchase of 2 or more tires or any suspension/steering repair

Regular Price: $132.95

Includes:
• Inspect/Adjust caster, camber & toe-in as applicable
• Inspect suspension, steering linkage & steering rack preload
• Inspect wheels and tires for irregular wear
• Adjust tire rods as necessary to center steering wheel
• Road Test

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Prices may be higher on some models. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Battery Check-Up
Free with Coupon Present

• Test Battery with ED18 Battery Tester
• Clean any Acid Corrosion from Battery terminals
• Inspect Alternator Belt
• Apply Battery Corrosion Prevention Spray on Terminals

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Prices may be higher on some models. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

B Maintenance Service
2005 and Newer Vehicles Equipped with the Maintenance Minder System

Regular Price: $147.95 Plus Tax and Hazmat Fee
Our Price: $137.95 Plus Tax & Hazmat Fee

2005 and Newer Vehicles Equipped with the Maintenance Minder System

Service includes: Replacement of the Oil (with OW20 or 5W20 depending on the model) and Oil Filter, Tire Rotation, Checking and Setting Tire Pressures, Cleaning/Lubrication of Brake Components, Battery Test, Checking and Topping off Fluids as needed, & Multi-Point Inspection

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Prices may be higher on some models. Mileage may vary depending on model. Check your owner's manual for services needed. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Tire Rebates
We have a variety of Tire Rebates that "rotate" on a regular basis. Check out our low, low prices!

Please contact the Service Department directly for current specials.


Trust the Service Experts at Valley Honda!

Once you have checked your car oil levels, come down to Valley Honda near Bolingbrook and let our certified technicians take care of all of your regularly scheduled Honda maintenanceHonda service codes, or Honda tire pressure. From oil changes and tire rotations to car detailing, how often to change your cabin air filter, or how often to rotate tires, we do it all. Make sure to check out our current service specials, then contact our Service Center to schedule an appointment today!


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