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Checking the oil in a xA is fairly easy and should be done once a month. Note that most Scion 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 2004 Scion xA. Make sure your engine is cold when you check the oil in your xA. 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 xA is dirty or smells like gasoline, you probably need an oil change.
If you notice that the oil level in your xA 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.
Sure you can take it in for a $19 lube, but are you OK with a stripped oil pan and cheap parts in return?2004 Scion xA 1.5L 4 Cyl.
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2004 Scion xA 1.5L 4 Cyl.
Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often2004 Scion xA 1.5L 4 Cyl.
Flushing the coolant in your car is not that hard and will extend the life of your engine tremendously - learn how here!2004 Scion xA 1.5L 4 Cyl.
The best way to fix leaking hoses is to replace them, but if you don't have time, a stop leak product might work for you2004 Scion xA 1.5L 4 Cyl.