My wife's 1996 Dodge Neon with 46,000 miles on it has an oil leak. I took the car to our usual and trusted mechanic and he told me the following tale of woe. The car is leaking at the cylinder head gasket. They have to tear apart the motor to fix the leak. I was also told that since they were going to tear apart the motor they my as well change the timing belt and water pump while they're at it. All this to the tune of around $1500 . I am of the opinion that I should go buy a case of motor oil and be vigilant about checking the level of oil in my wife's car. As it stands right now the car goes thru about one quart of oil a month. This would seem to me to be a more reasonable solution as this vehicle is our second car and is not driven all that much. Does anybody have an opinion about my dilemma and my solution to it ?