Dashboard warning lights, including the oil indicator icon, are handy for pointing out potential issues with your vehicle, according to Carbone Automotive Group of Yorkville, New York.
That oil icon could indicate several very different issues. It may mean the vehicle is low on oil. It could also mean there's an engine oil leak that needs to be addressed. A clogged oil filter could also cause this oil icon to illuminate.
Take the vehicle in to a Carbone technician or your local service center or dealership to determine what's really going on, if unable to determine the problem yourself.
When it comes to engine oil, this fluid should be changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Check your vehicle's service manual for recommendations as to how often to change the oil and the best oil for the vehicle. A service technician can also help make an informed decision regarding the oil.