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Why is my car leaking oil

Why is my car leaking oil

Discovering oil spots beneath your car can be alarming, signaling potential issues within the vehicle's engine or lubrication system. I 1. **Worn or Damaged Gaskets:**    Gaskets play a crucial role in sealing various engine components. Over time, gaskets can wear out or become damaged, leading to oil leaks. Common areas for gasket issues include the valve cover gasket, oil pan gasket, and the head gasket. 2. **Loose or Improperly Sealed Oil Filter:**    An improperly installed or loose oil filter can result in oil leakage. Ensuring that the oil filter is securely in place during oil changes is essential to prevent leaks. 3. **Cracked Oil Pan:**    The oil pan, located beneath the engine, can be susceptible to damage from road debris or impacts. A cracked oil pan can lead to significant oil leaks. Regular inspections and addressing issues promptly can prevent further damage. 4. **Damaged Oil Cooler:**    Some vehicles are equipped with an ... read more

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Oil Leak

My car has an oil leak?

Oil is a vital component of your engine and if you have oil leak you should have it checked. If you lose to much oil it could cause engine damage or runability issues. If you're wondering what's going on with your vehicle give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

My older car has low miles and is leaking oil why?

While it's great to have low miles on your car, it can also be an problem if it hasn't been driven enough. The oil helps to lubricate the seals and gaskets without the lubrication the seals can become hard and shrink causing the oil leak. If you have a vehicle that isn't your daily driver or one that just sits around as a back up vehicle it's best practices to drive it once a week if possible. It gets all the fluids moving and can prevent your seals and gaskets from drying up and shrinking.  Happy Adventures, Heather

My car is leaking oil....

My car is leaking oil....

If your car is leaking oil or any substance it's best to have it checked out. The fluids in your car are the life blood of it and if it runs out of oil then it can cause substantial damage to your engine. Give us a call and we can get it checked out and make sure your engine stays in great condition.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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