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My battery light came on, my car seemed to lose power and cut off. Today I was told it was because the oil was low in the car so the computer was shutting down the engine to keep it from causing more problems. Is this correct?

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If battery light came and car was still running, I don't think it's because of low oil. You can check the oil and see for yourself. But if oil is low you have a oil light that will come on, not the battery one. Indeed some cars shut off when oil level is low, but I don't think that's the case.

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    thanks to @mike65535 for the edit i was still in bed when i wrote it. – AsenM Nov 9 '18 at 13:12
  • Just about every car has a "low oil pressure" light. But far fewer cars have a "low oil" light that indicates oil level. Because we don't know what car the OP has, we don't know if she's talking about a low oil pressure indication or a low oil quantity indication. – David Aug 7 at 16:09
  • The battery light illuminating is more likely to indicate a problem with the cars charging circuit. If the battery isn't charging, the ignition will discharge the battery and eventually die altogether. – anierzad Aug 7 at 21:23

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