Cars may be created equal, but they don’t stay that way. If you start noticing lingering splotches of oil or water puddles or stains in your parking spot or driveway, it’s time to head to your nearest oil change shop as soon as possible. The fluid could be harmless condensation from your air conditioning system, but it could also be something much more serious like engine oil which lubricates the pistons in your engine, making sure that they glide smoothly within their housing. Without this lubrication, the pistons can cause wear against other engine parts, generate intense amounts of heat, and cause your engine to seize and stall, resulting in reversible damage!
When our auto service professionals perform an oil change service, they examine your engine for oil
leaks. There may be a number of reasons why your car’s engine is leaking oil, each of which our
technicians will investigate and report back with the diagnosis and repair costs. Oil leak causes could be the result of the following:
An oil drain plug gasket that’s not sealing properly
Other damaged or worn-out gaskets, hoses, pistons, or rings
A damaged oil pans
A corroded oil cooler line
An improperly installed oil filter
A missing gasket
The best way you can stop an oil leak is not to ignore it! If you’re wondering how to stop an oil leak
on your own, prepare to get a little dirty. Many oil leaks are due to worn out engine gaskets, oil seals, or bad connections. In order to stop an oil leak, you’ll need to find its source, and this part can be pretty tricky unless you have the correct tools, experience and the right training, you may want to leave the detective work up to the professionals. The leak could be due to something simple, like loose bolts on the oil pan, but even an activity as simple as tightening bolts could require training. Each car model requires bolts to be tightened in a specific pattern, to a certain tolerance and with the correct tools. Our expert service professionals will perform a visual inspection in an effort to diagnose where (and why) your car is leaking oil. Save time and money by bringing your car to a Nippon Auto as soon as possible. Small, inexpensive problems can often lead to larger, more expensive problems if left unchecked. We’re open seven?? days a week, and no appointment is necessary. With over 1,700 locations nationwide, you’re never far away from Nippon Auto Complete Auto Care and our expert auto technicians!