It doesn’t take too long to check the basic maintenance items in your car like engine oil, transmission fluid or tires. This generic car maintenance checklist is designed to give you a general idea; as different cars have different requirements. For the correct information on how to maintain your car, as well as safety precautions, refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual or take your car to a dealer or auto repair shop.
Check engine oil regularly, especially if you notice that the oil level drops between the oil changes. Engine oil cools down and lubricates the engine. Driving with very low oil level can cause engine problems. Park your vehicle on a level ground. Set the parking brake. Make sure the transmission is in “Park.” Stop the engine. Wait for a minute or two to let engine oil drain into the oil pan.