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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.
Power steering fluid is easy to check and many people (mechanics included) often forget about - learn how here1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L 4 Cyl.
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Did you know that heat is worse for your battery than cold? Replace it every 4 years1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L 4 Cyl.
Avoid tickets and accidents with both working headlights! New bulbs are much brighter too1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L 4 Cyl.
Animals love the sweet smell of antifreeze, too bad it's toxic! Fix your minor leaks1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L 4 Cyl.
Minor transmission fluid leaks can often be fixed with the right sealant - see how to do this1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L 4 Cyl.