If you want to keep your car performing smoothly, you have to know how to read the markings on a dipstick. It’s the same procedure for most cars, with some variations depending on the model. You can read the levels for a Toyota Tacoma with a few quick steps
Read the Oil Dipstick
Park your Toyota Tacoma on a level surface then make sure your gearshift is firmly set on “P” for park so the car doesn’t move while you’re working. Open the hood.
Look toward the front of the car for a dipstick. It’s toward the front center slightly on the passenger side. A dipstick is a long metal measuring tool with a grip at the top end so you can pull it out of its sheath.