AN EASY-PEASY GUIDE TO CHECKING YOUR CAR'S OIL AND WATER
Words Koren Helbig Sophie Kalagas Illustrations Ashley Ronning
An easy-peasy guide to looking after your car
Keeping on top of automotive maintenance can be a little overwhelming if you’re not a natural car person, but learning how to check your engine oil and water (or more accurately, coolant) could save you a bunch of money and strife in the long run.
The oil reduces friction in your engine, which keeps it running smoothly for longer; coolant, on the other hand, prevents overheating (and a subsequent breakdown) by absorbing engine heat. It’s a good idea to check both at least once a month.