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Quiz: How to Change Oil
by Staff
Changing the oil in your automobile can be tricky. How knowledgeable are you when it comes to changing oil? Take this quiz and find out!

True or False? Changing your engine oil is one of the single most important vehicle maintenance acts you can perform.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Which of the following statements is true?

  • Engine oil lubricates the engine.
  • Engine oil absorbs heat and allows the moving parts of your engine to work properly with one another.
  • both of the above

True or False? Over time, heat breaks down the oil and increases its lubricating properties.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

True or False? Oil helps to neutralize acid in the engine.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

True or False? Oil works well to absorb trace amounts of water, dust and combustion byproducts in your engine.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

True or False? You should run your car for a few minutes before checking the clarity of its oil.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

Which of the following statements is true?

  • If the oil is a light-brown or black color, like tea, then your oil needs to be changed.
  • If the oil is a dark-brown or black color, like Coca-Cola, then your oil needs to be changed.
  • both of the above

True or False? Changing the oil filter is vital to car maintenance.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

True or False? Typically, most engines take between 2 and 4 quarts of oil.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

True or False? It's extremely important that you don't add too much oil to your vehicle. When too much oil has been added, the crankshaft can come into contact with the oil.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE