Why Is My Car Burning Oil?

Auto Mechanic Checking Oil


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.


More from Southland Dodge

  • 2021 Jeep Gladiator Towing Capacity

    The new Jeep Gladiator is a fearsome edition to the Jeep lineup with its unique midsize truck exterior, but just how much can this innovative vehicle tow? When properly equipped, Berwick drivers can tow up to 7,650 pounds, which is plenty for your vacation necessities and jobsite items. What else can the Jeep Gladiator do?…

  • 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Price & Trims

    Jeep has taken the beloved Grand Cherokee a step further, and with how fast it’s moving off Berwick-area lost, it seems drivers have found a new Jeep favorite. The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L blends the brand’s iconic off-road performance with a 3rd-row SUV the whole family can enjoy. In this 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee…

  • 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Interior

    The 2022 Jeep lineup sees the return of an iconic model, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer. This full-size SUV blends modern designs and accents with callbacks to its roots. As you would expect, the 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer interior highlights top-tier technology, ample comfortable seating for the whole family, and sleek Grand Wagoneer interior colors that…

Saved Vehicles


You don't have any saved vehicles!

Look for this link on your favorites:


Once you've saved some vehicles, you can view them here at any time.

Contact Us

(985) 876-­1817

Call Now

6161 W Park Ave • Houma, LA 70364

Get Directions

Today's Hours:

Open Today! Sales: 8am-6pm

Open Today! Service: 7:30am-6pm

Southland Dodge 29.6485995, -90.7656666.