Low ticking noise when starting up. Could it need oil change? on 2000 Toyota Corolla

The noise does die down when it's been on the road a while. Thank you.

by in Leland, NC on November 14, 2011
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ANSWER by , November 14, 2011
Try checking the oil level first before driving! Running an engine low on oil can be disasterous. Improper oil grade, worn engine components, and/or cold startup temperatures can all produce ticking noises that fade as engine temps get to proper operating levels.
COMMENT by , November 14, 2011
Thank you! I have just bought this car a few months ago and I will go get the oil change just in case.