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Why is My Parked Car Leaking Oil?

Why is My Parked Car Leaking Oil?

Changing your oil is one of the most important and simplest car maintenance tasks you could do. High quality, clean oil helps prevent too much friction from taking place within the engine. It prevents corrosion by keeping the engine lubricated to avoid any essential components from rubbing together. As oil gets dirty, it becomes less effective, leading to vital parts wearing down on each other. If it’s been a long time since you’ve had an oil change, your check engine light may come on, or you may notice a leak in extreme circumstances. It can even come as a surprise if you see a puddle of oil under your vehicle after running an errand. Below are a few key reasons why oil may leak while your car is parked: A blown head gasket If you’re driving an older vehicle, the head gasket could be blown. There’s also the possibility that the rubber material surrounding the engine block may have decomposed. Both of these items would eventually need to be re ... read more

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