How to Check Car Oil

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Without the correct amount of oil, the engine in your new or pre-owned Bentley can’t operate properly. Of course, this is true for all other makes and models as well. Oil protects the engine’s moving parts, absorbs heat, and keeps the engine clean. In addition to keeping up with routine oil changes, it’s important to know how to check car oil. Read on to learn more about how to check oil level in cars and the importance of doing so from the service center at Bentley Pasadena!

How to Check the Oil Level in Your Car

Most newer Bentley vehicles are equipped with electronic oil level sensors, so you can’t check the oil level in your car the old-fashioned way: with a dipstick, (older Bentley models still feature dipsticks). You can, however, monitor the oil level by checking the oil level gauge, which is visible on your dashboard. If you notice any sudden drops, schedule a service visit to check for leaks. Oil service for Bentley vehicles is complicated, and it’s best to always entrust your vehicle to a professional. It’s also possible that the oil level sensor is malfunctioning. Extremely high or low readings, even after oil changes and oil filter changes, can be a sign that the sensor is faulty and needs to be replaced. Again, this should be done by a certified professional.

Why Check Your Car’s Oil Level?

Although oil is often overlooked, the right oil level is absolutely essential to your vehicle’s performance. Generally, oil changes are recommended every 10,000 miles or every 12 months (whichever comes first) for Bentley vehicles. However, it’s a good idea to keep tabs on your oil level gauge for any changes, even if you don’t drive it every day. This way, you can feel confident that there are no leaks or sensor malfunctions, and your car has enough oil for the journeys ahead.

If you notice your car’s hood is hot to the touch or steam billowing out from under the hood, stop your vehicle immediately and contact our service department to prevent any further damage.

Schedule Oil Service at Bentley Pasadena Today!

Is the oil level in your car frequently dropping? Or, is your car simply due for an oil change? Contact our service center to learn more about our services, or visit us near Glendale and Arcadia. Before you schedule, be sure to browse our current service specials!

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