Your engine oil takes care of your engine and helps keep it working in top condition. But how much engine oil does a car need? It all depends on your engine size and the make of your car. Different models, makes and engine sizes will need different amounts of oil to keep them running.
To find out how much engine oil is needed for your car, check your vehicle’s manual or use our product selector tool to look at the capacity information using our product selector tool.
What happens if you don’t use the right amount of engine oil?
Using the right amount of engine oil is important. If you add too much engine oil, it can increase pressure and friction on the crankshaft, increase engine wear and burn excess fuel. Not having enough engine oil results in improper lubrication resulting in increased friction within the engine which can cause damage and risk your engine overheating.
You can use our step-by-step guide on how to check and top-up your engine oil. Ideally, you want the oil to be nearer to the higher mark that you find on your engine oil dipstick.
While making sure you have the right amount of engine oil is important, you also need to make sure you use the right engine oil for your car too. Find the right engine oil for your vehicle and discover how much your engine needs.
How to check my engine oil
Checking your engine oil is quick and simple and will save you time and money in the long-run. Follow our step-by-step guide to help you carry out an engine oil check.Find out how
How much engine oil do I need?
Your engine oil plays a key role in looking after your engine and helping it run at its best. You need to make sure you use the right amount of engine oil for your vehicle and keep it topped up.Find out how
How to change your engine oil
Regular oil changes will ensure your engine keeps performing at its best, helping your car to achieve maximum power and enhanced fuel efficiency. Use our step-by-step guide to change your engine oil at home.Find out how
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