Another car question
August 21, 2010 12:35pm CST
OK, as I've said before I really know nothing about cars. The concern I have right now is about my engine oil- my dad borrowed my car for a bout 20 minutes earlier today, about 5 minutes after he left, I went out to adjest the seat back and make sure the windows were closed. I figured while I was there I'd check the coolant and oil levels because I haven't done so for a while. The coolant looked fine, but when I pulled out the oil dipstick, I noticed there was steam coming out of it's hole. I checked it quickly- the level was fine- and put it back. But when I did so I accidentally let the stick touch the plastic thing around the dipstick leaving a drop or two of oil. I quickly dabbed what I could of it. I am paranoid that it's a fire hazard now and I'm worried about the steam I saw. Is that steam normal if you check oil right after a car's been driven? And will the droplets be dangerous?