If the car shut off and has no oil in the pan, then it should not be started or driven until it has been inspected.
Low oil pressure and level can cause engine failure.
Will my car cut off if I need oil?
Any lack of engine oil in the system, or even dirty oil, will lead to extreme engine wear, and driving a car low on oil can lead to some pretty bad situations. If you run out of engine oil, your engine will fail. If the engine runs out of oil, it will start to grind, and then seize up, stalling the vehicle.
Can a car not start because of no oil?
Low oil levels can cause the engine to seize, or not turn over. An engine seizing because of no oil often results in the engine being taken apart. Not only can low only levels cause a car to not start, but it can also damage the engine.
What happens to car if no oil change?
Go long enough without an oil change, and it could eventually cost you your car. Once motor oil becomes sludge, it no longer draws heat from the engine. The engine might overheat and either blow a gasket or seize up. If the heat doesn’t cause a gasket to blow, it will warp the parts in your engine.
How far can you drive without oil?
Depending on your car, you might be able to drive 7,500 or even 10,000 miles between oil changes without putting your vehicle’s life expectancy at risk.