EN
Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

Check Oil Level 1996-2000 Honda Civic

We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

Checking the oil in a Civic is fairly easy and should be done once a month. Note that most Honda have an oil pressure gauge next to the speedometer - this gauge does not tell you what your oil level is, however the video above will show you how check the oil level in your 1997 Honda Civic. Make sure your engine is cold when you check the oil in your Civic. Otherwise the dipstick will read slightly low. In addition to checking the oil level, you also want to look at the condition of the oil when you have the dipstick out. If the oil in your Civic is dirty or smells like gasoline, you probably need an oil change.

If you notice that the oil level in your Civic is extremely low or empty, fill it up and check it again the next time you drive. If it is extremely low again, have your mechanic take a look before driving it much more.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • Interior Fuse Box Location: 1996-2000 Honda Civic
    Replace an interior fuse

    Got a short fuse? Don't blow a fuse, change it!

    1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L 4 Cyl.
  • Air Filter How-To: 1996-2000 Honda Civic
    Replace your air filter!

    Replacing a dirty air filter can improve gas mileage by up to 4%. Isn't efficiency great?

    1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L 4 Cyl.
  • Fix Transmission Fluid Leaks Honda Civic (1996-2000)
    Dealing with minor transmission fluid leaks

    Transmissions that leak fluid usually have never been flushed and the seal is finally leaking. The right stop leak product can cure a lot

    1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L 4 Cyl.
  • Add Windshield Washer Fluid Honda Civic (1996-2000)
    Add washer fluid

    One of the easiest fluids to top off - learn how to open the hood and where the reservoir is on your car

    1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L 4 Cyl.
  • Coolant Flush How-to: Honda Civic (1996-2000)
    Coolant flush

    Flushing the coolant in your car is not that hard and will extend the life of your engine tremendously - learn how here!

    1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L 4 Cyl.
  • Open Hood How To 1996-2000 Honda Civic
    How to open the hood

    Because you have to start somewhere

    1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L 4 Cyl.
  • See all videos for the 1997 Honda Civic
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools