Knowing the engine oil capacity of your vehicle is important for maintenance. You can easily verify the oil capacity of your engine through a few resources. First, the owner’s manual contains all the specifications of the vehicle. In the index, look for “oil” and it should direct you to the page that contains the specs about the car’s engine oil capacity. Second, the manufacturer’s website has all the information you need about your vehicle’s model and everything that comes with it. Navigate the manufacturer site to discover your engine’s capacity. Third, Autozone specializes in cars, and you will be able to find the engine oil capacity chart for all vehicles. Follow these steps to learn how to find your engine’s oil capacity:
1) Go to Autozone’s website (linked above).
2) Click “Repair Help.”
3) Click “Specifications” on the left hand panel.
4) Choose the year, make, model and engine of your vehicle.
5) Click “Specifications” from the list that appears underneath your vehicle.
6) Click “Engine Oil Type/Weight/Capacity.”
7) The information about your engine oil capacity should be displayed.
If you want to figure out your oil level without the help of a computer, you can use the old-fashioned method that just requires a dipstick. First, make sure your engine has been turned off for at least five minutes. Then, remove the dipstick. Your manual can help you locate it. Wipe the dipstick clean with a rag and reinsert it all the way. Pull it out once more and see where the oil level reaches on dipstick. Based on how much of the dipstick is covered, you can gauge how much oil is in your vehicle and how much of the full capacity it is occupying.
If you are having difficulties with your vehicle, you should consider taking it to a mechanic. TalkLocal can help connect you with the best local mechanic at your convenience.