How do I get an accurate dipstick reading?


My 2007 Cadillac CTS burns a litre of oil every 2,000 kilometres or so. I drive mainly on the highway, so the oil doesn’t get dirty, and it is difficult to get an accurate reading on the dipstick. Suggestions? Dye? – Sandra

I receive a surprising amount of help requests from customers who find it challenging to accurately read their dipstick. While there is a UV dye product available for leak detection, I have never seen anything that would help with your problem. Here are a couple of general suggestions that may assist you:

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