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Time 13 years ago

300608com.jpgIT might be a good idea to tell the service department to check on stocks of oil.

That’s because Friday 25th July is ‘National Oil Check Day’. Yes, there is indeed such a day.

And the people behind it, Comma, are urging motorists, ‘Don’t be a Dipstick’.


The message behind it is serious, though. Millions of motorists, amazingly, treat the oil pressure warning light like they do the low fuel level light – with obviously catastrophic consequences. When one of these cars comes back to you with a blown engine, the four-figure repair sums do not make for happy customers.

Trouble is, there are millions of cars out there running on below-advisable oil levels. If the education of ‘Oil Day’ takes off, they may just be descending on Parts & Service to put right their error – or, indeed, advice on how to actually check the oil level… so be prepared!

A website,, has more info for customers. Though, inexplicably, it doesn’t go live until Oil Day itself.

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