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Either way is fine. The advantage of doing it first thing in the morning is you don't need to wipe the stick and you probably have a case of oil sitting near by. The advantage of doing it when you fill your tank is that you have a few minutes to kill anyhow. The oil is hot enough to settle to the pan quickly so there may be 1/8th of a quart of oil sticking to every part inside of your engine. And at a good gas station they have towles conveniently located so you can wipe the dipstick to get a good reading.

The most important thing is to check your oil before you blow an engine from lack of oil. On my newer cars i hardly ever check the oil Pretty much the only time i check it is when i over extend an oil change and i'm feeling guilty.
 
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