Most of us dutifully change our vehicle’s oil more or less at the recommended interval — your car might even throw a dummy light if it thinks it needs a change. But for the true maintenance fanatic, the IntelliStick will tell you the chemical state of your engine lubricant at any given time, via your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone, PDA, or computer.
The IntelliStick replaces the dipstick on your vehicle with a probe that leads to an electronics module, which analyzes your oil and transmits its findings via Bluetooth. You can monitor metrics like viscosity, detergent level, and levels of ZDDP, an additive that many older cars benefit from — so you can perform oil changes exactly when they’re needed.
The $350 price tag will put off all but the most devout car nut — but if it gives you peace of mind, who’s to say what a good night’s sleep is worth?
IntelliStick [Official Site]