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6 Common Reasons Your Car Is Leaking Oil

6 Common Reasons Your Car Is Leaking Oil

You return to your parked car only to find a puddle of dark liquid underneath. Oil leaks are easy to spot. However, returning to an oil leak can be daunting—possibly the source of a significant issue. If an oil leak goes unrepaired, major damage can happen to the engine. There are several reasons a vehicle will leak engine oil; below are the six most common reasons.  The Oil Filter is Bad. Oil filters should be changed every three months or 3,000 miles, whichever comes first. Oil filters are usually changed during oil changes, but problems can occur if you neglect to do them. A dirty oil filter will not filter out oil pollutants. Additionally, if the oil filter was misplaced during an oil change, a leak may occur.  The Drain Plug is Worn. The drain plug is found at the bottom of the oil pan. It’s how automotive technicians drain the oil. If a drain plug is misaligned or worn down, oil can drip through it.   Th ... read more