Are you a car owner? If so, you should know about the most common vehicle defect. According to recent studies, the most common vehicle defect is oil consumption. It’s important to be aware that if your car has lost its oil before the recommended interval, there can be serious mechanical implications.
The engine of your car can easily be damaged by excessive oil consumption. If it is ignored, this problem will do major damage and leave you with a overheated or malfunctioning vehicle that won’t run well at all.
Effects of Excessive Oil Consumption
Worn valve stems, guides and seals can all allow oil to seep into combustion chambers. This is often a result of prematurely worn components that have been neglected over time–the byproduct being burnt fuel with little power resulting in low engine performance.
Long-term uneven wear on different engine parts could lead up an even bigger problem down the road–such as seal failure leading more serious issues like major engine damage.
If an engine requires a quart of oil every 3,000 miles or less, that could be a sign of internal engine problems. Oil is the lifeblood of your car, so when you see an oil light or any other dashboard warning sign that more frequent servicing may be needed it’s time to call in some pros.
But many drivers these days just ignore their warnings and end up paying for it later with costly repairs like overhauling engine systems. Car owners should take this into account when they plan out their next service appointment at an automotive garage.
Why No Recall for Oil Consumption?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has declared that they will not be recalling a car due to excessive oil consumption. As excessive oil consumption does not create a safety hazard, there is no need for any unnecessary recalls or regulations.
Oil is an essential, yet often overlooked part of the engine. If you don’t keep your oil at the right level your car will run poorly or stop running completely in some cases. The best way to ensure your engine doesn’t break down is to take preventative measures and keep an eye on the oil level. Have you checked your car’s oil lately?