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As a car owner, learning how to take care of your car properly is a must. One thing you should learn to do is check on some of your car's fluids. To get the basics down, use these tips.

Learn How to Check Your Car's Most Important Fluids

Learning to check on your car's fluids is a must. After all, your car's fluids are super important to its wellbeing. If you think you don't know enough about cars to check on your motor oil and coolant, you're actually wrong. Checking on these fluids is quite easy and can be done in no time. To learn how to do this, keep reading.

How to Check on Your Motor Oil

Your car relies on its motor oil in order to keep running, so it's safe to say this is one of the most important fluids running through your car. Because of this, staying on top of it is a must. If you've never learned how to check your oil's level or how to know if your car is ready for an oil change, these tips can help you master it. Before opening up your hood, make sure your car is parked on an even surface. If it's parked on an incline, this can affect your oil level reading. Once it's as level as you can get it, open up the hood of your car and locate the oil dipstick. Pull the dipstick out and clean it off with a clean washcloth. Next, put it all the way back in its place and pull it out once more. This time, take a look at the oil on it. You may notice two indicator marks on the dipstick. These are there to help you measure how much oil is left in your car. Your oil should fall somewhere between these two lines. If it's lower than both, then you're low on oil. You can top off your oil using the same type already in your car, but you may also want to make sure you don't have a leak or another issue that is causing your oil to disappear. Now you can move on to checking the condition of your oil. To do this, simply wipe some of the oil off of the dipstick using your index finger and thumb. Rub your fingers together to feel the oil. If the oil is slick, translucent, and a light color, then it's still good. However, if the oil feels gritty and is thick, opaque, or smells burnt, then it's time for an oil change. If you're looking for synthetic oil for your car, click here to buy AMSOIL's Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil. Giving your car a synthetic oil change can help it stay in better shape for even longer. To place your order, contact the oil pros at Synthetic Solutions by calling (888) 450-2658. You can also check out their selection of products in their online shop.

How to Check on Your Coolant

Your car's coolant has the important job of keeping your car running at a safe temperature. Without coolant, your car's engine would quickly overheat, leaving it severely damaged and your car unable to continue on. Because of this, it's important to check on your coolant. Checking on your coolant is very easy and only takes a few minutes. Before popping open your hood, you want to be sure that everything under the hood is cool. If your engine is hot, your coolant can actually cause some serious burns. Once you've allowed it to cool down, pop open your hood and look for the coolant reservoir. Since most cars have a translucent coolant reservoir, checking the level of this fluid is quite easy. Your car's reservoir should also have indicator marks on the side, making it easier to know if you're running low. If you are, open up the reservoir and top it off with the same type of fluid already in there. To check on the condition of your coolant, simply look at the color of the fluid. It should maintain the color it had when it was new, whether this is bright green, yellow, or blue. If the color has changed, if it's lost its color, or if it's a rusty shade, now is a great time to flush it and replace it.

It's Time for a Synthetic Oil Change in Zebulon Can Help

To keep your car running at its best, give it a synthetic oil change in Zebulon. To find the perfect products for your oil change, speak with an oil expert at Synthetic Solutions. Give them a call at (888) 450-2658 for the personalized service you're after or to place an order.

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