Keeping up with an average oil level in your engine is an essential condition for proper management of your Chevrolet Silverado. Indeed, if you often ran out of oil, you could seriously damage 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 as a consequence would damage the various parts enormously.
The idea of this article is basically to tell you how to find this oil dipstick on your Chevrolet Silverado 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 Chevrolet Silverado:
On your dashboard you will find an oil level indicator. Be careful however, this one could be damaged, 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 carrying out the test on your Chevrolet Silverado:
- Check the engine is off.
- Ensure that you have allowed enough time for the oil to cool and return to the reserve, otherwise the test would be wrong (at least 30 minutes)
Then, watch out for the oil tank of your Chevrolet Silverado, 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 enable you to see clearly where your reserve is located.
Once clean, you can identify two levels on this rod. One is the maximum recommended oil you should have on your Chevrolet Silverado, and the other is the minimum required.
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 defective. (Unless someone else has recently refuelled.)
If necessary, fill in the reserve of your Chevrolet Silverado.
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 ready 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 Chevrolet Silverado, and most importantly before long journeys to avoid problems.If you need more guides on the Chevrolet Silverado, go to our Chevrolet Silverado category.