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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.
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.
Harsh downshifts? Slipping gears? You might be low on transmission fluid1997 Honda Civic LX 1.6L 4 Cyl.
Learn how to diagnose and fix minor oil leaks in your car1997 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.
Odd electrical problems that come out of nowhere can often signify a blown engine fuse - check and change yours here!1997 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.