3 Causes of Low Engine Oil

Without engine oil, your car wouldn’t be able to run. If you’re driving and you notice a warning light appear on your car’s dashboard, check to see if it is a sign that indicates low engine oil. If you see a warning light, don’t ignore it.

When your oil level is too low, it prevents existing oil from entering narrow passages to lubricate your car. Without proper lubrication, your vehicle can experience significant damages. To help prevent your oil from getting too low, and causing damages to your car, try familiarizing yourself with the common causes and warning signs of low engine oil!

There is Not Enough Oil in Your Car, to Begin With

One of the more common causes of low oil pressure is that car owners forget to have their oil checked. It’s common to forget to change your oil periodically. One way to help you stay on top of monitoring your oil pressure is to have it checked whenever you take your car into the shop for repairs or inspections.

It would be best if you had an oil change about every 3-6 months, depending on your vehicle. Staying up to date on your oil checks will help you have an appropriate amount of clean oil circulating through your engine.

Your Oil Pump is Damaged

Another reason your oil pressure can change is when the oil pump no longer functions like it’s supposed to. Your oil pump helps move the motor lubricants throughout your car’s system. A defective oil pump can be caused due to old age, faulty installation, or even poor oil maintenance.

There is a Problem with Your Oil Filter

Oil filters help maintain our oil pressure. If something interferes with your filter, causing it to clog, it will then increase the pressure within your system and reduce the flow of oil. Your oil filter has a pressure relief valve that helps maintain the pressure within the system at an appropriate level. If the valve gets damaged, oil won’t be able to pass through the filter with ease. Therefore, causing low oil pressure.

The professionals at AV Bumper to Bumper will make sure that your engine and oil continue to stay in the best shape possible. We can offer fantastic repair services, including oil changes and tune-ups! To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 661-949-1999.

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