Why is My Car Leaking Oil?

Why is My Car Leaking Oil?

One thing you don’t want to do when you see an oil spot forming under your car is ignore the problem. Although it might not seem like a big issue, it’s crucial to get your vehicle checked out right away in order to avoid potential problems in the future. You can do so right here at Silver Auto Sales when you swing into our Service Department. You can schedule a service appointment with us on our convenient website or call us at 815-806-1390 to do so by phone.

Signs Your Car is Leaking Oil

Sometimes an oil leak is as obvious as a puddle forming under the car, but unfortunately, it’s not always as easy as that.  If you feel like your vehicle is leaking oil but don’t see any clear signs, there are a couple things to look out for. If you see blue smoke billowing out from your tailpipe, that’s an indicator that oil is leaking into the engine itself. When you arrive home after a long drive and smell burning oil emitting from your car, that might mean that oil is leaking onto the hot parts of your engine. If none of these things are happening but you’re still suspicious of leaking oil, check the dipstick for a drop in oil levels over time. If you’re not sure how to do so, the expert mechanics at Silver Auto Sales are here to assist you.

Causes of Oil Leaks

Although you might discover that your car is leaking oil, you still might not know the reasons why. Typically, it’s an indicator of engine gasket issues, broken oil seals, bad connections, and oil pan leaks. You won’t want to wait to remedy these problems, since unwanted oil can degrade rubber hoses and seals prematurely and cause expensive damage to your engine. When you find an oil leak, your priority should be to get you car serviced immediately. 

Our Service

Luckily, there’s no reason to worry, because we have plenty of skilled technicians trained to handle issues like these in our Service Department. We make the process as easy as possible with our online tools you can find on our website. If you have a question you need answered click on our Ask A Tech form under the Service tab. We can diagnose your problem without requiring you to come in at all. If we think the situation is serious, you can schedule an appointment right from our website. You can also call us at 815-806-1390 to talk to a professional.

If you’re wondering “Why is my car leaking oil?” stop by Silver Auto Sales and have our mechanics take a look. We’ll find the cause of your problem and offer solutions that will have you in and out of our service bay as soon as possible. We can’t wait to meet you!

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Traveling Customer Testimonial

Jackson, Wyoming
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These guys went above and beyond to help me buy a Promaster that I had been eyeing from Wyoming. I flew to Chicago and took an Huber to Silver Auto. They even let me take one of the shops cars to go to the bank and get the check. #earlybirdgetstheworm.

Old School Trust and New School Sales!

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Nick and Ron were awesome! They told me to check out the car & they weren't hovering over me.I took it on a test drive, twice. They answered any questions I had. And took the best finance deal for me. They made sure I knew that cook County would send a separate tax bill. Silver auto is a mix of old school trust and new school sales. I was extremely happy

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Carol Stream
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I have purchased three cars from Silver Auto for me and family members over the years. Have never had an issue with any of them. Referred a friend to Silver Auto and she bought a car, and likewise, has never experienced and issue. The sales process has been pressure-free. I felt like I paid a fair price for the cars I purchased, and got a fair price for my trade ins. Very pleased with Silver Auto.

Very Honest and Great Overall Experience

Orland Hills
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These guys are great. They are very helpful, they don’t push and they tell it how it is. Very honest and it was a great overall experience.

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South Carolina
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Hi! Just wanted to say thank you to Silver Auto Sales! I love my new truck! I'm still on cloud nine and can't believe it's mine! I purchased the 2010 Ford F150 Lariat from you last week. I flew in from South Carolina and you treated me like family. You let me take the truck to an outside mechanic to check it out. By the time he finished, he wanted to buy the truck! You gave me a great deal. I appreciate your no pressure attitude and the sale was smooth. I drove it home that night-a 10 hour drive! And this week I drove up to NY to my nephew's graduation. Thanks again.

Great Experience! Very Professional! Definitely Recommend!

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My wife and I were looking for a 2nd car, and while searching we came across Silver Auto Sales via Capital One. After conducting a search for a couple of particular vehicles, we found a few of interest. I emailed them and received a response and a phone call from their salesman Nick. We spoke briefly, covered a few specifics and my wife and I came in. They brought the vehicle right up, we took it for a drive, gave it a once over. Came back and did the paperwork. We left the same day within a matter of hours with the vehicle of our choosing. Nick was great, Ron was very professional and informative. Overall we had a great experience, got a great suv at a great price. I would definitely recommend them. Thanks again Nick for the service we received and for helping us obtain another vehicle.

Found My Only Dealer to Buy From!

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What a great and efficient car buying experience. I have found my only dealer to buy from. From start to finish out in 2 hours. They did not push anything on you. I went there to look at a specific vehicle liked what I saw and purchased it. By far the best experience so far. If you want a low stress easy going go here there selection is vast.

Bought Site Unseen From Utah

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Excellent customer service. I bought the car site unseen and it was in the exact condition as mentioned on their website. The service was great, Zac even test drove the car and gave it a thorough look over for me to feel more comfortable in buying it without seeing it. Fast, Excellent customer service, Great to work with

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Katie M.
Oak Forest, Il on
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Polite and friendly employees!

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Annette & John S.
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Laid back atmosphere and helpful & patient salesperson!

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Tim L.
Marseilles, Il on
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Low pressure staff and good price!

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Grant P
Frankfort, IL
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Always great help here at silver. Everyone is very nice and helpful. Have bought a few cars from here now and they are always a good deal. Would suggest going here to anyone next time they need a used car. Great service, great people, great cars

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We had a great experience with Silver Auto Sales. Steve was very helpful and very no nonsense. Staff is extremely friendly and easy going. We got a very nice car at a very good price. I would recommend to everyone and plan on going back for my next purchase.

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There are many things I love about this place. I love that there is only ONE price and it is their best price. Which from my experience, looking at many cars before buying one, was always under Blue Book!!!! I hate the idea that someone else may get a better price for the same car cause they can negotiate better than I can. I hate to negotiate!!!! Over the summer I bought a Toyota Camry Solara Convertible, Yea baby!!!

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