You might be wondering why your car’s low oil life is flashing on the dashboard. The low oil light comes on when there is less than one quart of engine oil in your car, which means that you are losing fluid quickly.
This blog post will provide some information about what happens when a car reaches 0% oil life and why we recommend getting an oil change at this point.
0 Oil Life
What does 0 oil life mean?
When you are looking at your dash panel there are a few different ways to tell how much oil life is left in your car. The most common way that drivers keep track of the oil life on their dash panel is that when you are out of 1-quart oil life your car will say 0% oil life. Most cars use the same language, but some model car manufacturers may use different wording to describe it.
What is the meaning of 1 quart low?
When you have 1 quart of engine oil left in your vehicle, this means that you are very close to completely running out of oil. This is one of the best times to get an oil change because not changing your car’s oil and letting it run dry can cause catastrophic engine failure.
what will my car do when I reach 0%?
When you drive with a low or no oil warning in your vehicle, several things can happen. Your car may simply stop working since the engine requires oil to run. Or your car might start to run more roughly than usual, which is a sign that there is not enough lubrication in the moving parts of the engine.
when do I need an oil change?
You should try and get your vehicle’s oil changed every 3 months or 3,000 miles. You should also check your oil once a week and fill it up when the level gets low. If you neglect this important maintenance job it can lead to major engine problems down the road because of all of the friction inside of the moving parts of your car’s engine.