How to Check Your Oil

Mercedes-Benz Oil Change
Atlanta drivers know that your Mercedes-Benz synthetic motor oil is the lifeblood of your luxury Mercedes-Benz vehicle, which is why it’s essential to make sure that there’s the right amount to keep the engine’s internal moving parts protected. Learn how to check the oil level in your car with the Mercedes-Benz service experts at RBM of Alpharetta. Don’t hesitate to schedule a service appointment to have your vehicle inspected.

Learn How to Check the Oil Level in Your Car

Newer Mercedes-Benz vehicles will have electric oil monitors that don’t use traditional dipsticks that some drivers have had in previous vehicles, so refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual for the automaker’s recommendations. Want to check the oil manually? Follow these steps below:

  1. Make sure the vehicle is parked on level ground and that the engine is turned off and cold.
  2. Open the vehicle’s hood and find the dipstick.
  3. Pull the dipstick out of the engine and wipe any oil from the end of it.
  4. Re-insert the dipstick back into its tube, then pull it out and look at both sides to see where the level is.

The vehicle’s dipsticks will have some type of way to indicate the proper oil level. If the top of your oil streak is between two marks or within a cross-hatched area, your level is good. However, if it’s not, you’ll need to have more oil added.

When adding Mercedes-Benz synthetic motor oil, be sure to purchase the grade that’s recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual, remove the oil filler cap, then add the oil a little bit at a time until the dipstick indicates that you have reached the proper level.

Why Check Your Car’s Oil Level?

Even though the Mercedes-Benz synthetic motor oil may get overlooked, having the right oil level is essential to ensure your vehicle is safe for the Cumming roads. A Mercedes-Benz synthetic motor oil replacement should be done at least twice a year, and oil checks performed at least once a month to check that there are no leaks. If your vehicle’s hood is too hot to touch or there’s steam coming out from under it, schedule a service appointment right away, because there may be an oil leak and the engine is overheating.

How to Reset Oil Change Light

Each vehicle has a certain process to reset the oil change light, but the general process remains the same. However, you will only want to set the oil change light if you have already had the Mercedes-Benz synthetic motor oil replaced. Not replacing the oil can damage your car in the long run.

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Reset Oil Replacement Light

  • Turn all systems of your car off, but leave the engine running.
  • Find the “reset” button or stick on the dashboard (near the speedometer and fuel gauge).
  • Hold the button down until the oil replacement light begins to flash (sign of resetting may differ per vehicle).
  • Turn the ignition off, wait a few seconds, then turn your car back on.

You’re all set! The oil light should be reset. If you have any additional questions regarding how to reset your oil replacement light, feel free to contact our service center!

Get Additional Service Tips From RBM of Alpharetta!

After learning how to check your car’s oil, don’t hesitate to reach out to our service center with any questions or to get additional service tips like how to keep an unused car cleaned, Mercedes-Benz synthetic motor oil replacement frequency, or how to check your transmission fluid. Be sure to explore our service specials before visiting our service center near Johns Creek.

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