Even if you schedule regular oil changes, knowing how to check your car’s oil level at home can help you save time and money. Thankfully, most new Acura vehicles include an electronic oil monitor–the Acura Maintenance Minder™–which can display your oil level on your dashboard, beneath your instrumentation. We’ll teach you everything you need to know below, so you can drive more safely on the roads near Scottsdale.
When you first fill up your Acura with fresh oil, your Acura Maintenance Minder™ will give you a reading of 100%. Over time, that number will fall, and you’ll eventually receive an alert that it’s time to schedule service. (If you see the code “A,” you just need to change your oil. A “B” code means you change the oil, get a fresh filter, and rotate the tires.) Although the system monitors oil life automatically, you should still know how to check the oil level in your car by hand:
If you need to add more oil, work slowly, use a funnel, and add a little bit at a time! Acura Ultimate Full Synthetic motor oil, recommended for your vehicle, is available at our parts department.
You might notice corrosion on your battery terminals while you’re working underneath the hood. We’d be happy to teach you how to clean it.
Since your Acura Maintenance Minder™ will tell you when it’s time to schedule service, you might wonder why you need to know how to check your car’s oil level at all! Here’s why it’s important to get up close and personal with the lifeblood of your engine:
Ready to make an appointment? Find out how much an oil change costs before you do! Our service center is just a short drive away from Phoenix or Peoria.
Whether you need to refill your oil tank or you’ve determined that it’s time for your next oil change, count on Acura North Scottsdale to help you take the next steps. Visit our parts department to pick up new motor oil and a fresh oil filter if you’re changing your oil at home, or schedule service in Phoenix and let our technicians take care of everything.
Schedule Service At Acura North Scottsdale, we want to make sure that taking care of your Acura is a hassle-free experience. Explore our handy Acura Maintenance Schedule guide below, then schedule service with us in the Phoenix area. Our staff of service experts wants to keep your luxury car in top shape to tackle your…