Six Ways to Avoid Oil Leaks
I have a Honda car that recently started an oil leaking problem. I checked the filler cap and the oil pan gasket and also verified if I had put too much oil or not. All was Ok. So, I put two small buckets under it to check where the oil leakage was happening because whenever I get my car out of the garage, there is always an oil spill.
To my surprise, the problem was in the rear crankshaft seal. It is located in the back of the engine and keeps the oil sealed there. So, I took it to my Honda mechanic, and it took at least one to two hours to get it fixed.
So, [based on] my experience, here is a list of things you can do to avoid engine oil leaks.
1. First, check [to see] if the seals are corroded, damaged, or old enough to be replaced.
2. Check the oil pan gasket.
3. Check if you have overfilled the oil.
4. Use the right type of oil based on your car’s manual.
5. Regularly maintain or change the [oil] filter.
6. Lastly, check with your mechanic for scheduled maintenance.