Checking your oil on a regular basis keeps your vehicle running smoothly and efficiently. There are some basic similarities in cars when it comes to checking oil, but slight variations in dipstick appearance can throw one off. The Toyota Corolla uses circles on its dipstick to help owners check their oil levels with ease.
Read the Oil Dipstick
Park your Toyota Corolla on a level surface then make sure your gearshift is firmly set on “P” for park so the car doesn’t move while you are working. Open the hood.
Look toward the front of the car for a dipstick. A dipstick is a long metal measuring tool with a grip at the top end so you can pull it out of its sheath.