Checking the oil level and condition is an important step to take in properly maintaining your vehicle. This picture guide shows you simple steps necessary to check the oil level in your Toyota Sienna.

Tools and supplies needed:

  • Rag
  • A keen eye

Checking the Oil in a Toyota Sienna

The first step is to pop the hood.


And prop it up.


Looking at the engine, locate the oil dipstick near the front left. The dipstick will have a yellow handle (Dipstick Shirt).

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Here is a close-up view of the dip-stick.

Grab the pull-handle and pull the dipstick out.

Wipe any oil off of the end of it, then re-insert the dipstick. Make sure to push it all the way in until it won’t go in any further. Then pull it out again. Check how much of the dipstick is wet with oil. This point indicates the oil level, it should be between the two dots. The upper dot is the max fill line, and the lower dot is the minimum fill line. The difference between the 2 dots is 1 quart of oil. So if your oil level is at or below the lower dot, add 1 quart of oil to the oil fill port.

Another good thing to check is the condition of the oil. If it is black and grainy? It is time for an oil change. Next time you need an oil change, why not try changing it yourself?!

Checkout this maintenance checklist for the recommended time (or miles) between oil changes.

I hope you found this informative. Click here for more maintenance tips on Toyota Siennas.