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Checking the oil in a Taurus is fairly easy and should be done once a month. Note that most Ford 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 2002 Ford Taurus. Make sure your engine is cold when you check the oil in your Taurus. 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 Taurus is dirty or smells like gasoline, you probably need an oil change.
If you notice that the oil level in your Taurus 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.
Stop! Checking your brake fluid from time to time is a great way to ensure safe stopping2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L V6
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L V6
Power steering fluid is easy to check and many people (mechanics included) often forget about - learn how here2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L V6
Want an easy way to save $500? Rotate your tires at least three times per year2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L V6
Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L V6
If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems2002 Ford Taurus SE 2-Valve 3.0L V6