Checking Oil Levels

Caution! Oil Level should be checked regularly.
Using too little or too much oil can damage the engine.
It is normal to add some oil between maintenance intervals depending on the severity of the operating conditions.

1. Park the vehicle on level ground and apply the handbrake.

2. Run the engine until it reaches operating temperature.

3. Turn off the engine. Wait a few minutes for the oil to drain back into the oil pan.

4. Remove the dipstick and wipe it clean with a dry cloth. Re-insert it fully.

5. Remove the dipstick again and check the oil level. It should be between the “H” and “L” marks. If the oil is below the “L” mark, remove the oil filler cap and pour recommended oil through the opening. Do not overfill. or you’ll be burning it off, creating unwanted exhaust smoke.

Worse, it could blow an oil seal. 
6. Recheck oil level with dipstick.

That’s it. The oil level in the engine has been checked.

 

Checking Coolant Level

Caution! Never remove the radiator cap when the engine is hot. Serious scalding could be caused by hot fluid under high pressure escaping from the radiator. Wait until the engine and radiator cool down.

Check the coolant level in the reservoir tank when the engine is cold. If the coolant level is below the “MIN”, add coolant up to the “MAX” level.

If the reservoir tank is empty, check the coolant level in the radiator When the engine is cold.

If coolant level is not at the top of the radiator, fill with undiluted coolant up to the filler opening and also add it to the reservoir tank up to the “MAX” level.

NOTE: Some older vehicles do not have a coolant reservoir tank.

If this is the case for your vehicle, then just remove the radiator cap and check the coolant is up to the filler opening.
That’s it. The coolant level has been checked.

 

 

Checking Your Tyres

If your not sure how to check your tyres for legal limits, the video below will help keep you safe and legal.