Are you noticing the smell of burning oil when driving your Subaru? Or maybe you’re seeing some oil stains on the driveway where you park. While small drips can be very annoying and unsightly, they usually can be resolved with a diagnostic by professional mechanics.
Now, if you’re noticing more than a “few drops” of oil under your Subaru, this can be an indicator of a more serious issue that should be attended to immediately. Oil is a vital fluid to your engine and drivetrain, and neglecting oil leaks will result in serious damage to vehicle components, leading to even costlier repairs!
Fortunately, if you’re in central Arkansas (or even a little further away) you can make an appointment with us at SL Autoworks. We’re specialists in Subaru repair and maintenance, and we have encountered nearly every thing you can name over the years.
When first noticing an oil leak from your vehicle, you may want to recall if you very recently had your oil changed. It’s possible while changing your oil, or having the service performed by a shop, that some oil was dripped or spilled in the engine compartment, and has now made its way down to the ground.
Of course, if this is the case, you certainly did not have your oil changed by us at SL Autoworks, since we work with surgical like cleanliness on every customer vehicle. We leave no spills, drips, or messiness when performing oil changes, or any other service in our shop.
If you have not recently added oil, had your oil changed, or added other fluids to the engine bay, then you likely do have an oil leak that needs to be addressed. Many times this can be as simple as worn, old gaskets on engine components that are past their service life. When gaskets have lived a life of enduring the high temperatures in engine bays for many years, they simply begin to wear out, leading to imperfect seals, and thus the opportunity for oil to leak out from the area.
Don’t Wait! Save money by maintaining your vehicle.