Originally Posted by elp_jc
You can run your car with 1/4 of a gas tank; try running with 1/4 of your oil. Your analogy does not apply.
Actually the analogy does apply because I was thinking along the lines of the fact that the car alerts me when I need to think about fueling up (no real need to add fuel sooner), and it does the same when I need to add oil (no real need to add oil sooner). I understand your point, but think your comparison is off a bit as no one would run their car 3/4 low on oil. At least not KNOWINGLY!
I'm not slamming anyone who tops off as you do, just wanted to learn if there was actually a benefit to the car by doing so.
It seems that personal preference is the answer. Thank you sir!