My minivan ('98 Dodge Caravan) died suddenly while driving to work this morning, and the oil lamp lit up. The minivan had run low on oil before so I’d been checking regularly, but I suppose the loss rate could have gone up and the engine ran dry. I don’t have time to do anything about it till after work, except seek opinions here.
Questions are: (1) Is there any chance the engine will start up if I fill it with oil? (2) If it does, should I still take it to the shop? (3) If it doesn’t, do you think it’s worth the cost of towing it to the shop for repair estimates, or am I better off calling the junkyard?