So you’re starting to notice drips of oil on the bottom of your car after it’s been parked overnight or worse for just a couple of hours. Let’s face it, all cars will develop an oil leak at one point in their life. The time frame and extent of these leaks will vary however for every vehicle out there. So how do you deal with it?
The number one thing people do is ignore the oil leak and top off the fluid when it is low. This is bad because depending on the severity of the leak that money you spend on oil may be better spent towards fixing the actual leak itself and the leaking oil becomes a road hazard.
Another possibility is buying a stop leak additive and putting it in your engine. THIS is the worst possible thing you can do. More than likely this will make it’s way into something important, like an oil galley and block oil from flowing where it needs to go.
The best way to get rid of an oil leak is to have it properly diagnosed and repaired. At MR Auto SD our technicians are trained to diagnose to pin point the source of your leak and get it repaired so you can be back on the road safely. So feel free to stop by or give us a call (858) 455-8222.