Oil Leaking From Car

Oil Leaking From Car

At some point in the day, you might notice a small patch of oil in your driveway or parking spot. When that happens, you may wonder where the oil is coming from, and if it’s safe to drive around Jenkintown, Abington, Glenside, or Philadelphia.

Our team at Faulkner Nissan Jenkintown will address all the concerns that come with oil leaking from your car. Read through our informative guide, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


There are several reasons why your vehicle may be leaking oil, including:

• Degraded engine gaskets
• Punctures in oil pan lid
• Cracked cylinder head
• Broken dipstick tube
However, the cause of extra engine oil could be much simpler than that. If you see oil on the ground, but the dipstick reads as full, then you’ve simply overfilled the reservoir. Similarly, if there’s oil on the ground, but no lost oil on the dipstick, then some oil got spilled and you’re just seeing extra oil dripping off the engine.


There’s no straightforward answer to the question of whether you can drive around with an engine oil leak. That’s because there are several things to consider.

First, it depends on the amount you drive each day. If you have a short commute of less than 10 miles, then the chances of reaching a low oil level aren’t that great.
However, if you’re sitting in stop-and-go traffic for an hour or two every day, then the oil level could reach a dangerously low level in just a couple days.
You’ll also need to consider your car’s engine and its capacity. For instance, if you have a V6 engine that can hold nine quarts of oil, then a small leak won’t affect the oil level much. While if you have a 4-cylinder engine, then a few drips over a couple days can significantly affect oil level, simply because of the smaller capacity.

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900 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA, 19046 US
(215) 607-2466
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