I'm driving a rather ancient 2001 vintage Clio that seems to never have had much in the way of upkeep. At the weekend, driving home at around 65-70mph on an A road there was a loud cough, a brief loss of engine power and then the "STOP" lit up in the center dash light cluster and yellow engine symbol in the bottom right corner of the dash turned on as well. The red engine light was also flashing in the center cluster.
I limped it home as I was less than a mile away, but noticed that apart from the initial loss of power, the engine was back to normal. There was a slight smell of burnt oil but that was it. Fast forward to the next day - I checked the oil level and topped it up as it was low (Just under the lowest notch on the dipstick). Then when I turned the engine over, it was fine. It seems back to normal.
Should I be worried? I'd rather not take it to a garage if I can as I'm skint from a combination of Christmas and having to move house. Ideally I'd like the car to last another three months or so at which point I should be able to replace it. Is this feasible?