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VW Passat 1993.No warning issued when running out of gas/oil.

I own a 2L 1993 VW Passat Variant. Aren't the warning lamps on the dashboard supposed to tell me if and when the car is running out of gas/oil?How am I supposed to know the oil level is low while driving?I know there's a dip stick, but isn't there any electronic indication?Last week I performed a weekly oil level check and was I surprised when the dip stick was dry as sand when I drew it out!There was no oil in the engine and then I wondered if there should be a special warning lamp on the dashboard. No lights were on to suggest there was a problem.
Same about gas, because I think the fuel level indication on the dashboard is not that accurate and doesn't tell me when I'm approaching a critical level. I once ran out of gas right in the middle of the city - the engine just died. It was pretty difficult to judge about the amount of gas remaining in the tank by the fuel level indicator's reading. Yes, it was near the red zone, but not completely low bottom, which made me think I could still keep going for a few extra miles.Some cars are equipped with a special warning indicator,which tells the driver when the fuel level is approaching a critical levelThanks in advance!saul

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