Why You Should Invest in an Oil Analysis

What is Oil Analysis?

There’s nothing you enjoy more than an afternoon of off-roading. For one, the adrenaline rush is incomparable. But it’s also your chance to get away and have some time to yourself. Do yourself a quick favor though before planning your next adventure. Think about the last time you performed maintenance on your vehicle. Was it years ago? If that’s the case, it’s time to consider purchasing an oil analysis kit. You may be wondering, “What in the world is an oil analysis kit?” We’re so glad you asked. An oil analysis consists of taking a sampling of used oil and analyzing it to determine the effectiveness of the lubricant, wear metals, and level of dirt in the oil. The purpose of the analysis is to provide information on whether the proper oil is being used for the conditions in which the vehicle is being used. For example, high levels of wear metals indicate possible internal wear. A high sodium level, on the other hand, may signal a leaking head gasket.

What to Expect With Our Oil Sample Analysis

Since 1974, folks have relied on UnderMyHood for the most accurate crude oil analysis. It’s safe to say that we deliver. The experts at our oil analysis lab believe that this is an incredibly fast and inexpensive way to determine the health of your equipment. Our engine oil analysis kit allows you to spot problems in their early stages. In turn, you’re able to address them before they snowball into major issues. The absolute last thing you want is a breakdown in the middle of nowhere.

Here’s how it works with our Top Rated National® Oil Analysis Test Kit. Once your sample is received at our oil analysis lab, we get right to it. Rather than force customers to wait several weeks for answers, we send the results via email within 2 business days. The kit provides surefire testing of used oil from engines, transmissions, or differentials. You can feel comfortable knowing that testing procedures used at UnderMyHood are approved by the American Society for Testing and Materials.

Fluid Analysis Test Kit Instructions

Please note that the sample must follow these USPS requirements:

  1. Fill sample bottle to no more than ¾ full
  2. Install cap until completely tight
  3. Fill out sample information form completely
  4. Place bottle in Ziploc bag, remove air and seal
  5. Place bottle/bag and sample information from inside mailer bag
  6. Peel off sealed liner, fold over and seal
  7. Drop off at any USPS pickup location

An Investment Worth Your While

It’s never fun being tricked into purchasing something for your equipment that you don’t really need. An oil analysis kit isn’t one of those things. At a low cost of $21.95, an oil analysis can wind up saving you hundreds, or in some cases, thousands of dollars on potentially significant repairs.      

With more than four decades of experience, it’s no question that the professionals at UnderMyHood are leaders in the industry. Don’t put yourself in a bad spot because of a breakdown with your equipment. Keep in mind that by sampling regularly and creating a trend, you can see wear issues that fall outside the normal limits as they occur.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions regarding oil analysis.


  1. Now’s Not The Time For An Equipment Breakdown
  2. Get Back On The Road
  3. Find The Piece Of Mind You Deserve