Is your car consuming more oil than normal between changes? Learn more about how you can prevent your car from burning oil quicker.
Have you noticed your vehicle constantly low on oil and you don’t see any oil leaking on the ground? Are you adding more than a quarter of oil in your vehicle between oil changes and you don’t know why? Hi, I’m Nancy at Kneble’s Auto Service Center. Your vehicle may be burning oil. Now the two most common reasons vehicles burn oil are that oil passes through piston rings, therefore, burning through the tailpipe producing a blue smoke or possibly oil is leaking from dried cracked valve seals. Potential causes for both these problems are vehicles with high mileage, not maintaining your vehicle properly, or the age of the vehicle. Now piston rings help seal the combustion chamber preventing gases from escaping along with the keeping the oil out of the chamber. This allows for optimum engine power.
Now, valve seals also keep the oil from leaking into the combustion chamber. These repairs can be expensive, therefore, it may be cheaper just to add oil to maintain the proper oil level. This is the most economical option. Check out our weekly videos every Wednesday at 12:30 on different subjects such as what does the check engine light mean or is overheating my car damaging the engine. Thank you for watching and feel free to schedule an appointment on our website, or by phone, or stop in at 5473 Somers Point Road in Mays Landing. And when you call us, you can call (609) 625-3286. Thank you.