With your car parked on level ground, warm your engine up to operating temperature, then stop the engine long enough for the oil level to settle.
Lift the bonnet and pull out the dipstick.
Wipe the dipstick clean, then replace.
Remove dipstick again and read oil level - ideally the level should be between the minimum and maximum markers.
If the oil level is close to or below the minimum marker, then your oil needs topping up.
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