Car oil levels are important

If your car runs out of oil, the engine will have no lubrication, seize up, and die, leaving you with a car that doesn’t work and a hefty mechanic’s bill. Checking your oil once a month at least can prevent this.

Make sure your car has been stopped and your engine turned off for at least five minutes.

Open the bonnet, pull out the dipstick from the engine, then wipe and replace it before pulling it out again.

The oil level should be between the minimum and maximum marks – if not, it’s time to top up.