Is your engine leaking oil? If so, seek help as soon as possible. Engine oil leaks should not be ignored. Not only will these leaks leave a greasy, ugly stain on your driveway, but an engine oil leak could also be a sign of a more serious engine problem. Plus, if your engine runs low on oil, potential engine damage or even failure is possible.
Signs of Engine Oil Leaks
- The most obvious sign of a leak is a dark brown or yellow oil stain in your driveway. Pink or red stains are most likely from automatic transmission fluid, while a green or orange stain is most likely from antifreeze and a clear liquid is probably from power steering fluid.
- Blue smoke is a sign of burning oil and, most likely, a leak.
- Notice an unpleasant smell? It could be burning oil.
If you suspect an engine oil leak, check your oil level (with the engine off, of course). If the oil level is low, you probably have a leak. To know for sure, take your car or truck to your local, Baltimore auto repair shop.
Engine Repair Baltimore
At Auto Stop Limited, your Baltimore auto repair shop, we specialize in affordable car engine repair for all makes and models of cars and trucks. We also specialize in diagnosing potential issues due to check engine lights and service light warnings. With our help, your vehicle will be running like new.
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