1. Getting Started - Prepare for the repair
2. Open the Hood - How to pop the hood and prop it open
3. Remove Dipstick - Locate, remove and wipe oil dipstick
4. Read Oil Level - Reinsert dipstick, remove and then read oil level
5. More Info. - Additional information on the oil level
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Checking the oil in a G6 is fairly easy and should be done once a month. Note that most Pontiac have an oil pressure gauge next to the speedometer - this gauge does not tell you what your oil level is, but rather uses an oil sensor to indicate the oil pressure in the engine. If you have an oil light illuminate in your G6, this means your oil pressure is either high or low. The video above will show you how to check the oil level in your 2007 Pontiac G6 by taking an accurate dipstick reading. Make sure your engine is cold when you check the oil in your G6. 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 G6 is dirty or smells like gasoline, you probably need an oil change.
If you notice that the oil level in your G6 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.
One of the easiest fluids to top off - learn how to open the hood and where the reservoir is on your car
If your car blows hot air when your air conditioner is turned on, try recharging the freon first
Did you know that the sun wears out wiper blades faster than rain? Replace your blades twice a year
Learn where your air filter is located and how to determine if it needs to be changed.