Engine Leak Inspection Cost

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Engine Leak Inspection
The average cost for an engine leak inspection is between $88 and $111. Labor costs are estimated between $88 and $111. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Note about price: The cost of this service or repair can vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Related repairs may also be needed. Talk with a RepairPal Certified shop to learn which repairs might be right for you.

What is an oil leak diagnosis?

Engine oil is designed specifically for the high heat, high pressure, and high speed environment inside an engine crankcase. Your engine will remain protected as long as the oil is present, and changed regularly. Just as important as engine oil condition, is the engine oil level. Over time, heat and age will degrade the various rubber, cork, or silicone seals that keep oil in the engine. Even if the engine is not burning oil, a severe leak can cause a dangerous low oil condition.

Can I drive with an engine oil leak?

For many small oil leaks or oil seepage, the vehicle may be driven to a repair facility. A moderate to large leak should not be driven. Besides pouring engine oil onto the ground, the vehicle may suffer internal engine failure due to oil starvation. If the engine is leaking enough oil to make a puddle, it should be towed into the repair facility to prevent further damage.

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What is an oil leak diagnosis for?

Engine leak inspections are conducted to ensure the engine is staying sealed at all times. While this normally is focusing on oil loss, coolant loss may be found as well. This works well for maintaining a vehicle that has been identified as losing oil, as a cooling system inspection is typically conducted if the engine is leaking coolant.

How often should you inspect for an oil leak?

Most vehicle's will have an oil leak at some point in their useful service life. Changing engine oil according to the manufacturer's recommendations will help prolong gasket and seal life.

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