Many vehicles will experience oil loss over the course of their time on the road. It usually happens through small drips and minor leaks that can be prevented, but in some extreme cases oil leaks require immediate attention than an Olathe Oil Change from an ASE-Certified Technician.
The most common oil leaks found on vehicles are the result of an improperly sealed drain bolt. When you have an Olathe Oil Change, first your oil pan is drained. The drain is then resealed, usually with a new washer around the drain bolt. A cheap oil change might not include a washer, which normally results in trace leaks. If you notice a leak after the oil change and it continues after a day or two, a new washer is most likely needed.
Small oil leaks are common in older cars. Due to increased time on the road, seals wear or become misshapen due to the drastic changes in temperature that happen within a combustion engine. To be honest, replacing these seals isn’t the most economical thing to do. However, it is still very important to check your oil levels frequently.
Worst case scenario, the loss of oil from your vehicle may be sudden. Most cars have a warning light indicating oil pressure drops. If this ever happens, turn off your vehicle immediately. Friction resulting from oil loss could severely damage your engine—so much that an Olathe Oil Change won’t be enough to fix it.
If you think your vehicle may be losing oil, bring your vehicle in to an ASE-Certified Technician to have an Olathe Oil Change. They’ll diagnose the problem and offer solutions based on the severity of the oil leak your vehicle is experiencing. Remember—a well-sealed oil system is crucial to keeping your vehicle on the road!
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