Making sure your VW has enough oil is imperative for it to run correctly. Burning up your entire engine just because you don't have a dipstick to properly measure that amount of oil is just not worth it. The dipstick can be used multiple times so it is a good investment to have. The VW dipstick is designed just like all other dipsticks. The stock dipstick has the loop at the top so it is easier to find. We do offer other types of dipsticks such as a billet dipstick, or an extra long dipstick. If you have any questions in regards to dipsticks, please don't hesitate to reach out. We will be happy to take care of you.