How do you measure the oil level and what does viscosity mean? We have put together some tips and tricks related to engine oil.
Oil Change FAQs
Warning Lamps: Engine oil
Here, you’ll find an overview of the warning displays related to engine oil – so you know what you have to do. Further information can also be found in your manual.
Yellow oil can symbol
This warning lamp indicates that the engine oil level is too low or there is a problem with the engine oil system.
Engine oil level is too low.
Switch off the engine and check the oil level.
Engine oil system faulty.
Visit a specialist and have the engine oil sensor checked.
Red oil can symbol
If this symbol is illuminated, the engine pressure is too low. In this case, you should:
- Switch off the engine and measure the oil level.
- Is the light still flashing? To avoid any damages, switch off the engine immediately and seek assistance from a professional.
Measuring the Oil Level Correctly
Even the best engine oil needs the correct fill level to protect your engine. If there is too little oil, metal rubs against metal and can damage the engine. If there is too much, it may get into the combustion chamber and damage the catalytic converter. So make sure you check the oil level on a regular basis. Read here about how to measure it correctly.