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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.
A few key tips will make jacking up your car much safer1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L 4 Cyl.
Learn where your spare tire and jack are located before you need it on the side of the road1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L 4 Cyl.
If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L 4 Cyl.
If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb1997 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.
If your car is leaking a small amount of power steering fluid - see this video on how to fix the leak1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L 4 Cyl.