Oil Leak Causes and How to Fix Them

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Oil Leak Causes & How To Fix Them

At Westside Acura, we can help you find a new Acura from our extensive selection or assist you in keeping your existing vehicle running like new. Through our numerous automotive services and support, you won't have to worry about driving a vehicle with oil leaks since you can always return to our dealership to enjoy the best vehicle ownership experience.

Engine Oil Filter Leak

An engine oil filter can be a common place to leak, especially if an oil change isn't performed correctly. Forgetting to replace the oil filter seal, leaving the old seal on, and over- or under-tightening the oil filter can cause it to leak. However, as you drive, the oil filter can experience physical damage, which will also start an oil leak. Fixing this type of leak is simple and requires a new oil filter installed properly with the right seal.

Oil Pan Leak

Higher mileage vehicles can develop leaks around the oil pan, which usually requires more intensive labour to fix, making it a common issue within higher mileage models. However, this type of leak only requires the gasket to be replaced, making it a good investment, especially if you have a vehicle in good condition.

Valve Cover Leak

A valve cover gasket can leak, usually dripping oil onto the exhaust or into the spark plug holes. These issues will negatively impact your driving experience, but this type of leak can be fixed quickly and cheaply, costing you a few hours of labour and a new gasket.

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A vehicle with oil leaks damages your driveway and can cause your engine to run low on oil or even become a safety hazard. Instead of continuing to top off the oil regularly, contact us to book a service appointment, and our experts from the Service Centre will take good care of you and your vehicle.

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