Part of keeping your car or truck in tiptop shape is to be certain that you regularly check your engine fluid levels. To check if the car is on a level surface, simply remove the handbrake and turn on the neutral gear. Insert the stick back into the pipe.
Your vehicle shouldnt be located on a slope otherwise you wont get accurate readings. The first thing you need when learning how to check oil levels is to figure out what type of motor oil your car uses. Take out dipstick, wipe oil off completely, insert back into tube all the way and pull out to measure level. If you have a transverse engine front-wheel drive your dipstick should be located near the front of the engine, as shown here.