If you see oil stains on your garage floor or in your driveway, you could have an oil leak. Oil leaks happen because as cars get older, the gaskets and seals begin to break down and the internal engine pressure can push oil through cracks or gaps in these seals. Common areas for oil to leak can include the Valve Cover Gasket(s), Oil Pan Gasket or even the Oil Pan Drain Plug (or "Oil Plug"). If ignored, a small leak could quickly become a large problem and damage the engine due to low oil pressure. If you think you may have an oil leak, bring your car in and let one of our certified technicians diagnose the source and provide you with the best options for repairing your oil leak today!
Low oil pressure or low oil level can be a serious problem for your car. Your engine needs to have the right amount of oil in order to stay properly lubricated or you risk permanent engine damage from increased friction. Low oil pressure can be caused by the oil level being too low or by a malfunction with the oil pump or engine itself. If your dashboard Oil Light has come on after starting the car and stays on or if the light comes on while the engine is running (even if it goes off quickly), this could mean that your car needs immediate attention.