Oil leak Glendora
Sure, it’s easier to ignore the oil stain on the driveway. You can also pretend the smell of burnt oil is coming from somewhere else. That blue smoke coming out of your tailpipe? Nothing to worry about, right?
The truth is that an oil leak is something you can’t afford to overlook. At Certified Automotive Specialists, we’ve been serving Glendora and the surrounding communities since 1978. When your car is leaking oil, you need someone you can count on. We have the qualifications and certifications to give you the assurance you need. Not only are we ASE Blue Seal-certified and AAA-approved, Motor Age magazine has rated us as one of the top auto repair facilities in the nation year after year!
Why Oil Leaks Are A Big Deal
Oil is critical to your engine because it lubricates the pistons, making sure that they glide smoothly within their housing. Without this lubrication, the pistons can grind against other engine parts, generate intense amounts of heat, and could cause your engine to seize and stall. There are several reasons why cars leak oil, including:
- An oil drain plug gasket that’s not sealing properly
- Other damaged or worn-out gaskets, hoses, pistons, or rings
- A damaged oil pan
- A corroded oil cooler line
- An improperly installed oil filter
- A missing gasket
The severity of the leak depends on several factors, such as its location and size. Major oil leaks lower oil levels faster and lead to other, more serious problems. For smaller leaks, location matters most. A leak from the front crank seal or the timing cover can shorten the life of the timing belt or engine drive belts. On the other hand, a valve cover gasket leak can drip oil on the exhaust manifold, potentially causing smoke or even fire.
Our dedication to training and quality enables us to quickly and efficiently diagnose what is causing the leak. We then discuss your options with you and get to work on your engine repair. All of this professionalism allows us to stand behind our work well beyond industry standards—all parts and labor are guaranteed for 36 months or 36,000 miles!
Why keep worrying about the oil on your driveway? We work on nearly every make and model, including diesels and fleet service, and are open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We even have special offers for first-time visitors. If your car is leaking oil, give us a call at 626-541-2149, schedule your appointment online, or stop by our convenient Glendora location at 476 S. Vermont Avenue today!Request an Appointment