Oil Leaks

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Are you leaking oil? Westerville Automotive in Westerville, OH can help. Oil leaks mess up your driveway and make a mess under the hood. It can also get pricey constantly having to fill the engine, not to mention inconvenient.

Where do oil leaks develop? Oil leaks can develop anywhere oil is contained. However, technicians are typically familiar with where specific engines tend to develop leaks. Common areas of leakage are around the oil pan, the front and rear main seals, the valve cover gasket, and the cam seals.

Will an oil leak damage the engine? Oil leaks can often persist for years, and as long as the oil level is kept where it needs to be, everything will continue to run fine. However, there are issues an oil leak can cause - it all depends on where the oil ends up. If oil finds its way into electronics, spark plug holes, or other places it shouldn’t be, a variety of problems can arise. Oil leaking onto timing and drive belts will cause them to slip or deteriorate rapidly and could cost you an engine. If the leak gets worse, the engine may also run out of oil, resulting in a total engine failure.

How are oil leaks repaired? How a leak is taken care of depends on where and how bad the leak is. If it’s a rear main seal, the engine has to come out; but if it’s a valve cover, it’s a 5-minute job. First, the location of the leak has to be addressed - a professional technician can diagnose where the leak is coming from, either by simple visual inspection or with UV dye and testing equipment to determine the source of the problem. Then, components, gaskets or seals are replaced, and the area cleaned of excess oil to make sure the problem has been solved.

No matter your repair or maintenance needs, we’ve got you covered. For the best diesel and fleet service shop in Westerville, OH, call or stop by Westerville Automotive today.



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Westerville Automotive providing top automotive repairs and service in Westerville Ohio for 20+ years with top trained ASE technicians in 2 locations.  From oil changes to transmission repairs, our team will get you on the road and keep yoou traveling safely.  Our goal is your complete customer satisfaction.   Westerville Automotive is a Preferred Jasper Engines & Transmissions Owner Installer with NAPA AutoCare Center backed by exceptional customer services. 

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Tags: Truck Repair, Diesel Repair, Oil, Engines

Westerville Automotive

5591 Westerville Rd
Westerville, OH 43081

location small (614) 890-0707
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Westerville Uptown

31 East Main Street
Westerville, OH 43081

location small (614) 890-6700
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