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December 11, 2022

Things to Remember When You Do It Yourself

To keep your engine running smoothly, you must never neglect to check your car’s motor oil. Some drivers liken it to the lifeblood of the car as it constantly lubricates the engine’s moving parts and also keeps the engine clean by preventing the buildup of dirt. Engine oil also keeps your car from overheating.

Checking the level and condition of your engine oil is quite simple and should be done regularly. All you need is a quick consultation with your vehicle owner’s manual and a dipstick that can be found on the front of the back portion near your car’s engine. Then, you’re all set.


What You Need to Look Out For

You need to keep an eye on two indicators when you’re checking your engine oil:

  1. Oil level

You need to ensure that your engine oil is still at the proper level. You may check this by using the dipstick which has indicators for full and when you need to refill. Before inserting the tool, make sure to wipe it clean first so you will be able to see your actual oil level.

  1. Color

The motor oil should be brown or black. If it has a milky appearance, it could indicate that your coolant is leaking into your engine. If you notice metal particles floating around, this could mean internal engine damage. For both cases, take your car to the mechanic for further inspection.


How to Add Oil

When you determine that your engine oil needs refilling, consult your owner’s manual about what type of oil you should use for your auto. Proceed with the following steps:

  1. Remove the oil cap.

Open the oil cap to refill your motor oil.

  1. Use a funnel.

Using a funnel is an effective way to gradually add oil to your engine and make sure it does not spill. This will help you monitor the oil level that you put in since overfilling is generally bad for your vehicle.

  1. Use the dipstick.

Use the dipstick once again to see if you’ve reached the optimal level of oil, then close the oil cap and make sure it is secure before you close the hood.


Use Your Unneeded Car to Reach Out to Our Struggling Veterans

Like your vehicle, your community has members who need caring. They include our veterans who are living miserable lives due to poverty, homelessness, unemployment, service-connected disabilities, and serious illnesses, including mental health issues.

You can extend them a helping hand by simply donating any vehicle you can spare to us at Veteran Car Donations. We’ll use your donation to uplift the lives of those veterans together with their families.

Our team will auction off your donated vehicle and use the proceeds to support the life improvement programs of our veteran-focused charity partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations use the funding we give them to provide their beneficiaries with housing and financial assistance, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, and other services meant to improve their living conditions.

As our donor, you’ll be entitled to claim the maximum tax deduction in the next tax season. We’ll send you the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt of your car soon after its sale.

You’ll also benefit from our free pickup and towing service, which we will provide you wherever you are in the country.

Aside from the material rewards in store for you as our donor, you’ll also be privileged to enjoy a most satisfying donating experience, knowing that your act of charity will help transform the lives of our nation’s heroes.

We accept almost all types of vehicles whatever their ages or conditions. Head over to this page to learn what else besides cars qualify for our donation program.

For information on our quick and easy donation process or tax deductions, check out our FAQs page. Should you have any concerns or questions, call us through our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or message us here.


Impact the Lives of Our Suffering Heroes Today!

Ready to make a difference in the lives of the hurting heroes in your community? Your car donation will go a long way in turning their lives around. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!       

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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