Stockton Auto Repair

Honda Oil Leak Repair in Stockton, CA

Honda Oil Leak Repair in Stockton, CA

Oil Leak

Engine oil is critical for your Honda’s optimal performance. It lubricates the moving parts of your engine, providing protection against heat and friction. Because oil is vital for your engine’s proper functioning, an oil leak is a serious issue that you should not ignore. A serious oil leak could lead to immediate problems, including overheating, and also could lead to  massive damage of your Honda’s engine. Thus it’s best to address the leak in its early stages – if you see any oil drops on the floor of the garage or in a place where you habitually park, it’s time to call your friendly mechanic.

Commons symptoms of oil leaks

Here are some telltale signs that your Honda has an oil leak problem.

  • Dark drops ( hopefully not a puddle) under your car

The most obvious sign of an oil leak is dark puddles where your car was sitting. Sometimes, it’s hard to tell where the oil is leaking from as it could be transmission fluid or coolant. Most times, the engine oil leak is brown. The best way to determine the type of leak is to let a mechanic inspect your Honda.

  • Burning smell

Sometimes, oil doesn’t leak to the ground. It may drop onto your engine’s hot metal parts leading to a strong, sharp burning smell. If you notice an unpleasant smell in your Honda while driving, it’s best to call get in touch with your local mechanic.

  • Low oil levels

A simple way to determine if there’s an oil leak is to regularly examine the oil dipstick. Once you remove the dipstick, wipe it down with a rag before putting it back in for an accurate reading. If you see that the oil is gradually decreasing, your Honda may be leaking oil.

  • Oil pressure light

Your dashboard has a number of lights that illuminate to tell you the status of your Honda. If the oil pressure light comes on, you should investigate it as soon as possible as it could mean low oil level caused by oil leaks.

Putting off an oil leak repair could lead to bigger problems later on.  That’s why at Toole’s Garage Stockton we recommend that if  you notice any of the signs above, contact us right away for professional inspection and oil leak repair. All repairs performed at our Stockton auto care facility carry 36 months / 36,000 mile nationwide warranty.


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