Engine oil is an essential part of any vehicle and is used to lubricate, clean, improve sealing and cool the engine. The oil needs to be inspected and changed to ensure the vehicle is properly running. The 2004 PT Cruiser comes equipped with a oil pressure light that signals drivers of low or possibly dirty engine oil. When this light comes on, the oil needs to be inspected. Driving a Cruiser with dirty or improper fuel levels can cause the engine to overheat and possibly fail.
- Check the engine oil. Wait five minutes to allow the engine to cool if the car was currently running. Pop the hood by pulling the hood release lever located to the left of the steering wheel. Push the hood release lever under the head and prop up the hood.
- Remove the oil dipstick from the oil compartment. The end of the dipstick has a “drop” icon indicating the oil. Read the level of the oil.