At AAMCO Minnesota our mechanics can diagnose and repair almost any problem with your car. When it comes to oil leaks, we know what to look for and how to fix them to make sure your car is safe and reliable.

Engines Get Old

After many years of operation, an engine has a good chance of developing oil leaks. It’s easy to ignore the warning signs.

  • Spot of oil on the garage floor.
  • Smell of burning oil from the engine.
  • Faint smoke coming from the engine as it idles.

Leaking oil:

  • Damages belts and hoses, causing them to deteriorate faster than normal.
  • Can cause a fire and destroy your engine, or your whole car, and/or garage.
  • Is a hassle to clean up and can drain into the ground water.

Where in the Engine Do Oil Leaks Happen?

Gaskets wear out, plugs and hoses break, even metal can crack – all of which can lead to leaks. Some common causes of oil leaks:

  • Oil filler cap
    The gasket around the cap can wear out. Pressure in the engine as it is running can blow out oil all over the engine compartment.
  • Valve gasket (AKA head gasket)
    The seal between the cylinder head and the engine block.
  • Oil filter
    Oil filters wear out, become misaligned or loose.
  • Oil pan & drain plug
    Bad weather, exposure to adverse environments, rough roads, debris – all can damage the oil pan and drain plug.

How to Prevent and Fix Oil Leaks

Check Oil Regularly

Use the dip stick at least once a week when the engine is cool, not right after a drive. If the level drops over time, there is a leak somewhere.

Go to AAMCO.

At AAMCO Minnesota our mechanics know what causes oil leaks, what to look for, and how to fix them.  

Schedule an appointment with your local Minnesota AAMCO today!

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