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Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: Checking Engine Oil

It is a good idea to check the engine oil level at each fuel fill. In order to get an accurate reading, the oil must be warm and the vehicle must be on level ground. The engine oil dipstick handle is a loop. See Engine Compartment Overview  for the location of the engine oil dipstick.

1. If the engine has been running recently, turn off the engine and allow several minutes for the oil to drain back into the oil pan. Checking the oil level too soon after engine shutoff will not provide an accurate oil level reading.

Warning

The engine oil dipstick handle may be hot; it could burn you. Use a towel or glove to touch the dipstick handle.

2. Pull out the dipstick and clean it with a paper towel or cloth, then push it back in all the way. Remove it again, keeping the tip down, and check the level.

Engine Oil
To ensure proper engine performance and long life, careful attention must be paid to engine oil. Following these simple, but important steps will help protect your investment: Always use engin ...

When to Add Engine Oil
1.8L Shown, 1.4L Similar If the oil is below the minimum mark on the dipstick, add 1 L (1 qt) of the recommended oil and then recheck the level. See “Selecting the Right Engine Oil” in this s ...

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Cargo Cover (Hatchback)
Warning: An unsecured cargo cover could strike people in a sudden stop or turn, or in a crash. Store the cargo cover securely or remove it from the vehicle. The cargo cover can be used to cover items in the rear of the vehicle. To remove the cargo cover: Remove both of the cords fr ...

Floor Air Outlet Duct Replacement - Left Side (LHD)
Floor Air Outlet Duct Replacement - Left Side Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedure Remove the instrument panel insulator, if equipped. Remove the instrument panel lower trim pad cover. Refer to Instrument Panel Low ...

Transmission Case Cleaning and Inspection
Transmission Case Cleaning and Inspection Callout Component Name Caution: Do not use abrasive pads or bristle devices to clean the sealing surfaces. Abrasive pads produce a fine grit that can effect transmission func ...

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