You should check your oil whenever you get gas to make sure your vehicle runs smoothly and efficiently. The Nissan Maxima uses marks on its dipstick so that owners can check their oil levels at a glance.
Read the Oil Dipstick
Park your Nissan Maxima on a level surface then open the hood by pulling the hood latch release.
Look for the oil-measuring dipstick. A dipstick is a long metal measuring tool with a grip at the top end so you can pull it out of its sheath. This one is located toward the front of the vehicle slightly toward the passenger’s side and has a “T” shaped handle.