Too many people neglect the most basic and essential vehicle maintenance and that is oil changes. The oil serves to lubricate the moving parts of the vehicle and helps ensure performance. When the oil in the vehicle gets low it can cause a number of problems and even lead to total engine failure. Most oil changes are scheduled after so many miles. However, many people fail to take their vehicle in on time which can result in minor damages, overheating, or worse. To prevent breaking down on the side of the road due to oil neglect, Citywide Towing Service would like to share some signs or symptoms of low oil levels.
Low Oil Pressure Warning Light
As the oil is an essential element, car manufactures have provided a warning light when the engine is running low on oil. There is a sensor that monitors the oil level in the vehicle. Once the oil reaches a certain point, the light comes on. The light usually pops on before critical levels occur, to provide the owner time to get the vehicle serviced. However, it should get done quickly to prevent major damages.
Engine Oil Smells Burnt
When a burning smell is present, this is a serious situation. If you notice the scent of burning oil, pull over immediately and turn off the engine. The various tubes, hose, and oil tank can develop a leak and the oil is actually burning. After pulling over, allow the vehicle to cool down a bit then check the oil level as some leaks can be hard to locate. If the oil is low there is a leak present.
Car Making Loud Knocking Noise
When a vehicle develops loud clanking noises, it is never a good sign. In many cases, the oil is low and not lubricating the moving parts which results in the loud noises. If the engine isn’t properly lubricated, the rod can break, which can create the clanking sound.
Poor Engine Efficiency
When the vehicle has proper oil levels, the engine is well lubricated and is at its top performance. When the oil level begins to drop, the engine must begin working harder, which eats up more gas. One sign is poor cooling power, and you will find you may need to refuel more often than normal.
When the oil is too low you will encounter overheating problems. Since the moving parts are not properly lubricated, they create more heat and friction. When the engine overheats, it is a serious problem which can cause total engine failure. When the engine begins to overheat, again pull over and let the engine cool down. Next check the oil levels and see if it is low. Even though other problems can cause overheating, in many cases it is the oil.
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When the oil levels are low either due to neglect or a sudden leak, which is a common problem, you can call roadside assistant service to bring extra oil to your location. Citywide Towing Service provides roadside assistance services including fuel delivery and towing. Don’t neglect your vehicle’s needed oil changes. When you need help, you can always contact Citywide Towing Service!