Keeping up with an average oil level in your engine is an very important condition for proper maintenance of your Audi Q3. Indeed, if you typically ran out of oil, you could seriously harm your engine or various essential parts. The oil is used as a grease for the various mechanical parts that are constantly subjected to various pressures. Without it, the shocks would be much more violent and so would damage the various parts extremely.
The idea of this article is basically to tell you how to find this oil dipstick on your Audi Q3 and how to use it properly. We will give you the different steps to follow in order to be efficient in the procedure.
It is possible to find different types of oil dipsticks on your Audi Q3:
On your dashboard you will find an oil level indicator. Be careful however, this one could be defective, nothing replaces a manual check to ensure the level.
Then, under your hood, you will find your oil reserve under the lower crankcase of the engine and the dipstick that goes with it.
Having said that, there are a few recommendations before performing the test on your Audi Q3:
- Ensure that the engine is off.
- Check you have allowed enough time for the oil to cool and return to the reserve, otherwise the test would be incorrect (at least 30 minutes)
Then, watch out for the oil tank of your Audi Q3, which is often identified as yellow or bright. Open it, then take the oil dipstick, which is identical to a metal rod. Clean it properly with a cloth. This will allow you to see clearly where your reserve is located.
Once clean, you can distinguish two levels on this rod. One is the maximum recommended oil you should have on your Audi Q3, and the other is the minimum wanted.
Slide the metal rod gently into your oil tank to the bottom. Gradually pull it out and see the oil mark that determines your level.
If your oil dipstick is below the minimum, this check has consequently been essential. If you were above the recommended maximum, try to find out why, it may be abnormal. (Unless someone else has recently refuelled.)
If necessary, fill in the reserve of your Audi Q3.
The idea is to have slightly less than the maximum recommended in order not to be bothered.
Once the procedure is finished, replace the rod in the tank, close the tank properly and you are all set to go again.
Here are the different things to check as regards the oil level, it is recommended to do this manipulation every 2000 Km approximately on your Audi Q3, and especially before long journeys to avoid problems.If you wish more guides on the Audi Q3, go to our Audi Q3 category.