Checking the oil level in your car is something that is so quick and easy to do and can save your car a lot of misery (and you a lot of $$) when done on a regular basis.
Although experts recommend checking your oil 10 min after you've shut off the engine, I only ever think to do it when I'm driving. Which means if I tried to stick to the 10 minute rule, I would never check my oil!!
That's why I recommend doing it at a gas station after a fill up. Just make it the last thing you do (fill up first!), so the oil has some time to drip down off the crankshaft (the reason for the above mentioned 10 min wait), allowing for the truest level reading possible. A 3-5 minute wait and doing it is sure better than not doing it at all!
Try and check your oil twice a month.
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