Why Is My Car Burning Oil?

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If you notice Berwick and notice a burning oil smell, then it’s likely that it’s coming from something internal on your vehicle. Faulty parts could be to blame, but a number of factors could lead to burning oil. Learn what causes cars to burn oil and what to do when it happens with the service team at Southland Dodge, and visit our service center. Then, visit our service center for all of your service and maintenance needs.

 

 

Causes for Your Car Burning Oil

If you’re wondering “Why is my car burning oil?”, then let’s take a look at some of the different causes:

  • Worn-Out Parts: Usually, worn-out parts are the cause of burning oil in your car. Valve seals and piston rings are both important parts that help keep engine oil from getting inside the combustion chamber, and when they become worn, oil can seep through and get into the combustion chamber, causing it to get hot.
  • Burning Outside of the Engine: It’s possible that oil can be getting outside of the engine and landing on a hot surface. You’ll usually smell it if that’s the case. A damaged oil pan, worn-out oil filter, damaged valve cover gasket, or other worn-out parts could allow oil to be escaping the engine.

If you’re unsure of what’s making your car burn oil, then take your vehicle to our service center in Houma immediately.

What to Do When Your Car Is Burning Oil

If your car is burning oil, then it can be very unsafe to drive on the Des Allmands roads. Schedule a visit to our service center at Southland Dodge to have our experts take a look. Once diagnosed, we’ll quickly have your issue resolved, so you can get back out on the roads in no time.

Save on service and parts you need when you use our service and parts specials at Southland Dodge.

Get Your Vehicle Serviced at Southland Dodge

If your car is burning oil, then don’t put it off service any longer. Contact us to get your vehicle into our service center immediately, and let us help you drive through Hahnville with confidence.

 

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