Maintaining an average oil level in your engine is an very important condition for proper management of your Toyota RAV4. 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 frequently subjected to various pressures. Without it, the jolts 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 Toyota RAV4 and how to use it effectively. We will give you the different procedures to follow in order to be efficient in the procedure.
It is possible to find different types of oil dipsticks on your Toyota RAV4:
On your dashboard you can locate an oil level indicator. Be vigilant however, this one could be damaged, nothing replaces a manual check to ensure the level.
Then, under your hood, you will see your oil reserve under the lower crankcase of the engine and the dipstick that goes with it.
However, there are a few recommendations before carrying out the test on your Toyota RAV4:
- Make sure 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 Toyota RAV4, which is often identified as yellow or bright. Open it, then take the oil dipstick, which is similar 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 Toyota RAV4, and the other is the minimum needed.
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 Toyota RAV4.
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 when it concerns the oil level, it is recommended to do this manipulation every 2000 Km approximately on your Toyota RAV4, and most importantly before long journeys to avoid problems.To find more tips on the Toyota RAV4, take a look at the Toyota RAV4 category.