Symptoms of Low Engine Oil

Oil is the lifeblood of your vehicle, so you need to make sure you keep yours in top shape if you're going to cruise through the streets of Stroudsburg, Lehigh Valley and Nazareth. Without the proper amount of quality oil, your vehicle could be in serious trouble and may suffer damage requiring expensive repairs.

Fortunately, there are several ways to find out if you have low engine oil. If you pay attention to the symptoms of low engine oil, you can stay on top of your engine oil and keep your vehicle in optimum shape. Learn more about the symptoms of low engine oil and discover how you can catch the signs early and save yourself a lot of trouble.

Warning Light

One of the main benefits of modern vehicles is that they're equipped to alert you when something is wrong. If your engine oil is getting low, it's likely that your oil pressure warning light will come on. This light typically looks like an old oil lamp and only illuminates when there's a problem with your oil. If you see this light, take your vehicle to the service center to get the problem fixed.

Burning Smell

If you have low oil, it could be because your oil is leaking. When it drips on hot engine parts, it creates this distinctive burning smell that not only irritates your engine but your nose as well. Remember, you can check your oil level at any time. Simply pull over, and give your engine time to cool.

Once it's safe to investigate, take out the dipstick and see if the oil is at the appropriate level. Don't forget to clean it first, put it back in and then take it out. If the leak is recent, your dipstick may not accurately represent how much oil is left, so make sure you do a fresh test. If your oil level is low, don't try driving your vehicle if the service center is farther than right around the corner. Driving with low oil is a great way to damage your engine.

Grinding Sound

Oil is necessary because it keeps the rough metal engine parts lubricated. Without that lubrication, they'd just be scraping and grinding against each other. If you have low oil, that's exactly what happens. Not only does this damage your engine by rapidly wearing down the parts, but it emits a horrid sound that makes you think your engine is falling apart. If you let this go unchecked, your engine will fall to pieces and you could require a complete engine replacement.

Service Center at Ray Price Stroud Ford

If you're experiencing any of these symptoms of low engine oil, bring your vehicle down to the service center at Ray Price Stroud Ford. We've been keeping vehicles on the road in the Stroudsburg, Lehigh Valley and Nazareth areas for years now, and we'd love to help you as well. Our service center is equipped with all the latest tech and staffed by highly trained experienced technicians, so you can expect a quality and speedy service whether you come in for an oil change or something more serious.

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