Originally Posted by 79letour
The dealer told me I'm supposed to check my oil everytime I gas up. That's not only lame, but in some areas its not even safe, like late at night in tampa...
The dealer could also tell you that you have to dress in drag when you gas up but that doesn't mean you have to do it. If you're being told to follow a procedure that is not documented in the owners manual then you're being fooled. If anything happens to your engine because of the excessive oil consumption and you are following the service guidelines your car must be repaired.
The next time your dealer tells you this story tell them to show you where the owners manual says it. They'll probably tell you that it doesn't and that the procedure is "their recommendation" and if they do you need to stand up for yourself and tell them that you will call them to check your oil when you fill up.