Oil Leak Repair

January 11, 2023

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OIL LEAK REPAIR 

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Fixing a stripped drain plug

Oil leak repair in your future? It comes when a man’s Chevy might need an oil change. Most people take it to a place like Tedious Repairs. Ain’t no shame in that. Guilt would be in not taking care of it, but we aren’t going to have any of that here, you hear? We reckon there are some ways you can figure out why your Chevy has an oil leak, and we assumed we’d write them down for everyone else to know and look into when the time comes.

Today we’re talking about some of the most common reasons for a Chevy oil leak.

WHY IS MY CAR OIL LEAKING ?

 

OIL DRAIN PLUG

The oil drain plug gasket keeps the oil plug from leaking out your engine’s precious oil. Unfortunately, it may cause you to need oil leak repair. If the gasket is wrong, the oil will start leaking through the seal and onto the ground or sometimes along the vehicle body into weird places that may confuse. Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to identify the oil in the first place, but much less so to square out if it’s the gasket leaking. So make sure you have some tools ready beforehand.

THE OIL CAP IS LOOSE.

This one’s a bit of a no-brainer because you’ll feel like a no-brainer if/when it happens to you. As long as you catch it early, it’s not a huge deal, but leaving the oil cap to lose can allow hot oil to boil over and out of the engine, quickly depleting the oil pan entirely. This can cause severe damage, but usually, it’s easy to tell when it’s happening.

If the cap isn’t loose, unscrew it and screw it back on to ensure. This is especially relevant if you did or had someone else do an oil change. Unfortunately, it is surprisingly common to forget to put the oil cap on correctly after a Chevy oil change.

THE OIL FILTER IS LOOSE.

If the oil filter is so filthy that it can’t filter anything through its mesh, the oil may clog, overflow, or possibly even dry, which can cause severe problems with the engine. So be sure to have your oil filter replaced along with every oil change. If you can’t remember the last time you had your oil filter replaced, well, if you didn’t do an oil filter replacement with your last oil change, then it’s a problem time to replace your oil filter.

LEAKING GASKETS

Oil flows through the engine to lubricate it and keep it cool, and if the engine gaskets have a link anywhere in the system, this can cause oil to leak all over your Chevy. To heck with that! If you think the engine gaskets might be wrong, let us know using the contact information at the bottom of the page, and we’ll see how we can help.

OIL PAN

Finally, this one’s fairly common, especially if you drive that Chevy hard- vroom! Sometimes the oil pan- which collects oil for recirculation throughout the engine- can be knocked loose by off-roading or just high-speed bumps. If you heard something scrape under your vehicle around the time your problems started, perhaps your oil pan needs to be repaired.

OIL LEAK REPAIR NEAR ME

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Oil leak at a pressure switch

Many different things can cause a Chevy to need oil leak repair. Engine oil and determining the exact cause usually require getting your hands dirty. Don’t feel like getting your hands dirty for an oil leak? Let us handle the job for you.

Call Tedious Repairs using the information below to have your oil leak repair done today! You can call or text, email, or schedule an appointment online at your earliest convenience.

Thanks again for reading, and tune in next week for more great auto and Chevrolet repair advice. Vroom vroom!

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Buddy Rausch
Buddy Rausch

Buddy started his auto career journey at Butte College and started his own auto repair company in 2007. Since then he has worked on countless cars, diagnosing, repairing, and replacing worn, faulty, and broken parts.

After a few years, he moved to a bigger shop to accommodate his growth and to better serve the Chico, CA community. It’s a family-owned & operated business.

Outside of work Buddy enjoys spending time with his family and playing softball is one of his many passions.

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