If you pull your car out of your parking spot and realize that you’re leaving a puddle of liquid behind, that could be the sign of a mechanical issue. Your car requires many different fluids to run smoothly and leaking any of them can be troublesome

A common cause of fluid leaks is an oil leak. Whether there was an issue during your last oil change or your car has developed a mechanical problem since, it needs to be addressed. Fortunately, the expert mechanics here at I.G. Burton Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Milford can help you deal with an oil leak.

Causes of Oil Leaks

There are a number of potential causes for oil leaks, but generally the issue is that some type of seal in your vehicle isn’t working correctly. Our mechanics will look at the oil pan gasket, which provides a seal between the oil pan and the engine block, and the valve cover gasket to check for a sealing problem. We’ll also check the oil filter and oil drain plug to make sure that these parts are not causing a leak.

How an Oil Leak Affects Your Car

An oil leak is a problem because your engine needs that oil to operate efficiently. Driving your car around when you don’t have enough oil can damage your engine. A leak can also be a fire hazard. Oil is flammable and leaking oil as you drive around town is unsafe as a result!

Avoiding Oil Leaks

It’s hard to avoid oil leaks completely but taking proper care of your car can help. Getting oil changes and other maintenance when needed can help your car stay in top shape.

If you notice an oil leak, don’t delay. Visit our Dodge service center in Milford, DE and our mechanics will help you with any mechanical issues right away!