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Dipstick Wiper: At Just £2.95, Can You Afford Not To?

Sat, 13 Feb 2010

Richbrook's self-explanatory Dipstick Wiper might just solve a perennial automotive problem. Every year, hundreds of thousands of engines fail due to the wholly avoidable problem of lack of oil.


We all know that we should check it, but faffing around looking for a rag to wipe the dipstick is often discouragement enough for us to wait until the oil light comes on to tell us that something's wrong. And the oil lamp means low oil pressure, so something definitely will be wrong.


Keeping an oily rag in the car isn't pleasant either. Under the bonnet it might get sucked into the air intake or fan, or worse still get hot and catch fire.


The Richbrook Dipstick Wiper, as well as being the source of numerous double-entendres and 'Only Fools and Horses' gags, offers a neatly self contained solution to this basic, but vitally important problem.


Simply turn the top to reveal an absorbent foam aperture. Slide the oily dipstick through to fully clean it and then take a clear and accurate reading from the sump. Simple as that. Turn the top to close and any oily residue is kept safely inside, meaning that it can reside anywhere, from your trouser pocket - to your glovebox or toolkit.


True ergonomiscists can even use the enclosed 3M adhesive pad to affix the 'Rodney' ('Only Fools and Horses' again) to a suitable place in the engine bay, meaning that a handy, clean wipe - and a less than current pun - is always within easy reach.


At £2.95 including VAT, postage and packing from,  it's the cheapest way to ensure that your engine stays in tip-top order.


You'd be a plonker not to.


For more information on the Richbrook range of high quality car accessories, please visit or call the team on 01328 862387.


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