You know that feeling. You’re walking through your garage and notice a small grouping of dark circles in the spot your car typically sits on. Or maybe while you’re driving you imagine for a moment that you smell something burning. Or worse yet: the little oil can on your instrument panel starts flashing, possibly in tandem with the check engine light.
You have an oil leak.
Cold weather can cause metals to contract, in some cases the gaskets (a thin material that fills the space between two larger parts) that keep places of oil flow sealed tightly. But often the trickiest part of dealing with an oil leak is figuring out where the leak is even happening. Therefore, check out this handy guide that Blau Parts put together about diagnosing common Audi oil leaks.
They have high-quality photos (and in many cases video), so you can see exactly where you should be checking, and cover the most common locations for oil leaks.
Oil is essential to the operation of your car’s engine, and driving without enough is a bad idea, particularly with cold nights! Being stranded in a freezing car is no fun, and causing permanent damage to your car because of insufficient lubrication is even worse.
You can easily avoid a breakdown and towing fiasco by checking if your car has one of the more common leaks outlined above. Or, if you want to save yourself the hassle, feel free to stop by Audi Raleigh to make sure that your car is in tip-top shape for the winter. We’re running a special rate on oil changes as well, so if you’re due, now would be an excellent time.