Audi Oil Leak Repair in Castro Valley, CA
Our team at Adams Autoworx in Castro Valley highly recommends regular oil service – not only because it extends engine life, but also because it helps us to catch oil leaks early – before they do serious damage to your Audi’s engine and to your pocketbook.
If you notice an oil leak, it’s best to resolve it as soon as possible. While a few drops of engine oil on the garage floor may not seem like a big deal, they could lead to big problems down the road.
Here are a few signs that can indicate oil leak:
- burning oil smell and smoke
Even before you notice a visible sign of an oil leak, you may perceive a burning smell. It is a distinctly acrid, industrial smell. This happens when the leaking oil drops on some hot engine components, leading to the burning smell. In some instances, you may even see smoke. Have a mechanic check your Audi if you smell burning oil.
While low oil levels might seem like a regular occurrence with an older vehicle, you can tell something is off if the oil levels decrease at an unusually fast rate. When the oil pressure gets too low, your Audi may trigger a low warning pressure light or a check engine light on the dashboard.
A telltale sign that your Audi is leaking oil is a dark, dirty puddle under your car. Although dark puddles under your car can mean different things like transmission or coolant leak, you can tell it’s motor oil leak if it’s brown. Even if you see only a few drops, Its’ best to have a trained mechanic inspect your Audi.
If you notice any of the signs listed above, bring your Audi to Adams Autoworx in Castro Valley. Our nationally ASE certified technicians will inspect your vehicle and determine both the severity and location of the leak and will let you know how soon we can have your vehicle fixed. Call us to make an appointment.