The tube that the oil dipstick fits into broke off about halfway down on 2009 Toyota Corolla

I cannot check the oil reliably because one of the former mechanics broke the tube that the oil dipstick goes into. It broke off a piece about 8 inches long.

Asked by for the 2009 Toyota Corolla
you can get the tube at the dealer parts. the tube can be pulled out but if more breaks off, you may have to drop the oil pan to knock the remaining piece out.