One point we want to drive home to our readers is that motor oil truly is the lifeblood of your vehicle. Too many vehicle problems and breakdowns are caused by poor oil habits. One habit that we should all pick up is to check our oil every other time we get gas. Even in newer vehicles, your oil level is going to get low, it is just a matter of time. So, every other time you find yourself at the pump, just follow the following procedure for an accurate reading of your oil level.