Step 1. Pop the hood.
Locate the oil dipstick and remove it. A graphic of an oil can usually marks its location.
Step. 2. Wipe off the dipstick and
You want to make sure to clean the oil off the dipstick with a rag, put it back in and remove it again.
Step 3. Determine the oil level.
The dipstick is marked to show at what level the oil is full. If the level of the oil is between the full and add marks, add one half-quart. If the oil level is at or below the add mark on the dip stick, add one quart of oil.
Step 4. Be careful not to overfill.
Too much oil will create an oil froth, making it more difficult for the oil to properly function.