Lois pulled out the dipstick and told me that my oil was a little on the low side, but still ok. So far so good. I saw what she was pointing to.
Since then, I’ve driven the car about 10 miles, not much. This morning I went to check the oil and probably add some before I head on my 300 some odd mile trek up north. I pull out the dipstick, clean it off, stick it back in. Then I pull it out again-and there’s oil going way up the dipstick, like 4 inches past full, but only on half the length of the thing. Ok, try again. Now It’s showing completely full over the whole dipstick, with half of it oily about 3 inches up. Now I feel like a dipstick.
The same kind of thing happens when I check my tires with one of those gauges that makes the white thing shoot out like the thermometer in the Thanksgiving turkey. I use the gauge once, it says they’re low. I do it again, it says they’re overfull. I end up taking it to Jiffy Lube where they check my tires and my oil. I would have a long way to go to find a Jiffy Lube here. The tire thing is solved easily enough-I bought a digital gauge. The oil thing however, is another story. And I get my hands all dirty on top of everything! Anyone got the number of a Jiffy Lube that does really long distance house calls?