Symptoms of Low Engine Oil

Symptoms of Low Engine Oil

Before you head back out on the streets of Rockwall, Mesquite, and Garland, it’s important to make sure your vehicle is road ready. Checking for things like flat tires or empty windshield wiper fluid may come easy, but what about those vehicle components hidden from view?

Such as engine oil, for example. Running on low or old engine oil can lead to potential issues and is never something Rockwall Ford recommends taking on.

So, what are the symptoms of low engine oil? Read the sections below to find out!

How to Know When Engine Oil Is Low

Symptoms of Low Engine OilWe’re sure you’re aware of the basic symptoms—that bright orange light of the dripping oil can. Here are a few things to look out for when the engine light isn’t blinking:

Unusual Noise

The area under your vehicle’s hood generally doesn’t make a clunking sound. Thus, if you’re hearing this in regular driving sessions, your engine’s oil could be running low. When oil is low, engine parts don’t have the lubrication needed, resulting in clunking, or rubbing of parts. If you’re ever hearing this sound, make an appointment with our service center right away.

Burning Oil Smell

If you ever smell burning from the inside of your cabin, this could mean oil pressure is low. At your earliest convenience, pull over to the side of the road and turn off your engine. Wait a few moments for the engine to cool down, then lift up the hood to check if oil has spilled over onto the engine. If it has, driving may not be recommended. Hang tight and call our service center for assistance instead.

Weaker Performance

That’s right! Insufficient oil can affect your vehicle’s performance capabilities. Less oil can cause your engine to go into overdrive and can even use more gas than usual. If it’s taking more trips to the pump during your weekly commute, perhaps it’s time to schedule a service appointment.

Oil Changes at Our Top-Notch Service Center

Symptoms of Low Engine OilAlrighty, let’s say you’ve noticed your ride experiencing any of the above symptoms of low engine oil. What’s next?

Next, you’ll want to schedule that service appointment. If you’re on our website, you’ll notice a service heading in our website’s main navigation menu. From there, there’s be a link that allows you to schedule a service appointment right from the web!

Start by entering the make, year, and model of your vehicle, followed by the date and time for your desired appointment. Then, enter the type of service your ride requires—an oil change in this case—and you’re all set!

Once the day of your appointment arrives, your vehicle will be in the capable hands of our professionally trained mechanics. Combined with specialized equipment and genuine parts, they’ll work to get your vehicle’s oil changed and your ride ready to go.

Schedule a Service Appointment Today

Now that you know the symptoms of low engine oil, it’s time to make sure your vehicle is working before you head back out around Rockwall, Mesquite, or Garland, TX.

Use our website or give us a call to schedule a service appointment here at Rockwall Ford. We look forward to working with you!

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