Before you start
• Make sure that your Fiat Punto car is on level ground.
• Check the oil level before the car is driven, or at least 5 minutes after the engine has been switched off.

The correct oil
Modern engines place great demands on their oil. It is very important that the correct oil for your car is used.

Car Care
• If you have to add oil frequently, you should check whether you have any oil leaks. Place some clean paper under the car overnight, and check for stains in the morning. If there are no leaks, the engine may be burning oil.
•  Always maintain the level between the upper and lower dipstick marks (see photo 2). If the level of engine oil of Fiat Punto is too low, severe engine damage may occur. Oil seal failure may result if the engine is overfilled by adding too much oil.

The dipstick is brightly-coloured for easy identification. Withdraw the dipstick from the tube.

Using a clean rag or paper towel, remove all oil from the dipstick. Insert the clean dipstick into the tube as far as it will go, then withdraw it again. The level should be between the upper and lower marks.

If more oil is needed, remove the oil filler cap from the top of the engine.

Oil is added through the filler cap aperture. Add the oil a little at a time, checking the level on the dipstick often. Using a funnel will help to reduce spillage. Don't overfill.