Girl’s Guide To Cars: The Magic Genie Lamp | Land Rover Minneapolis


Ladies, this one's for you. Most of us can admit that when it comes to automotive jargon, we aren’t exactly fluent. Somewhere between fuel caps and carbonators something gets lost in translation. For the women who can change their Land Rovers brake pads and bake a pie at the same time, we envy you. You inspire us to learn more about our vehicles and achieve rock star status like yourself.

The Girl’s Guide to Cars is for all you ladies looking to learn a little more about your vehicle. Whether you have always wanted to surprise a dealer with your automotive knowledge or be able to tell a service technician what was wrong before they got a chance to look under the hood, this guide is for you. If you are one of chosen few who can replace a drive belt without breaking a nail, this guide can serve as a simple refresher. Men, this guide can even work for you — we promise we won’t tell.

Have you found yourself driving down the road when that little light that resembles a magic lamp pops up on your dash? No, a genie is not about to appear and grant you three wishes. This light is actually called the oil pressure gauge and it means you are low on oil.

Being low on oil is not good and is a quick way to burn up your engine. But as always, don’t panic. If this light appears when you are on the road pull over as soon as it is safe to do so. Open your hood and look for the oil cap. The cap will probably have the same symbol as your dash and might even be labeled “oil.”

Next you need to unscrew the cap and check the oil level. To do this, see where the oil level hits on the dipstick. If the oil reaches the highest tick mark you oil levels are fine and you have time to schedule a service appointment to find what else could be signaling the oil pressure light.

If the oil level on the dipstick is low, you can choose one of two options. You can easily drive to your nearest auto store, buy oil and top your vehicle’s oil off yourself. If you aren’t feeling the DIY vibe however, you can schedule a service appointment  at Land Rover Minneapolis and let our trained technicians handle the job.

However, if there is barely any oil visible on the dipstick, your engine is in serious need of oil. Don’t run the risk of burning up your engine. Instead call a friend and have them bring you some engine oil. When your lifesaver of a friend arrives on the scene, fill up your vehicle and you are ready for the road again.
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