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
Hans Angermeier is an ASE certified Maintenance and Light Repair Technician and has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road. Over the past 10 years, Hans has been focused on building CarCareKiosk, which is visited by millions of drivers each month.
Checking the oil in a MKS is fairly easy and should be done once a month. Note that most Lincoln 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 MKS, this means your oil pressure is either high or low. The video above will show you how to check the oil level in your 2011 Lincoln MKS by taking an accurate dipstick reading. Make sure your engine is cold when you check the oil in your MKS. 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 MKS is dirty or smells like gasoline, you probably need an oil change.
If you notice that the oil level in your MKS 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.
Replacing a dirty air filter can improve gas mileage by up to 4%. Isn't efficiency great?
Burnt out brake lights increase your chance of getting rear ended - check and change yours today
Stop! Checking your brake fluid from time to time is a great way to ensure safe stopping
On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!