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Oil Leak Repair in Vancouver and Area

Why repair an oil leak

Regardless of the method used, early detection and repair of an oil leak is a wise investment in the health of the vehicle, the occupants and the environment.

 

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It's only a small oil leak, what could happen...

Although some may regard oil leaks as merely a nuisance that can be ignored, mechanics have seen the consequence of not repairing an oil leak, from trivial to dire:

- oil leak spots on the ground which can bring fines in strata living

- oil leaking on to other components and damaging belts, suspension bushings, wiring and/or sensors

- risk to the engine if too much oil leaks out and the engine runs dry

- Impact to the environment with rain carrying oil into rivers and aquifers

- risk the occupants (fire could result from oil pooled on a hot exhaust manifold)

 

Finding the where the oil leaks are coming from under your car

Oil leak repair begins with diagnosis.  Oil leaking from up top on the engine (valve cover for example) can create a mess anywhere below, which could be confused for another oil leak.  The difficultly in accurate diagnosis can then be further compounded by the possibility of multiple sources of oil leaking (including oils other than engine oil).

 

How to find engine oil leaks

A common method to determine the source is to shampoo the engine of engine leaked oil, then rechecking in the near future so see where new traces might appear.  This method can be used in conjunction with a UV sensitive oil dye that will later cause any newly leaked oil to illuminate under a special lamp.

 

Oil Leaks Repair

After finding the source of the leak, the mechanic will have to replace the cracked or degraded gasket or seal - a gasket is simply a piece of engineered rubber sandwiched between two parts of your engine or drivetrain, it keeps the oil in.

 

Oil Leaks Cost

The gasket may be easy to access (like a valve cover gasket on top of the engine) or it may be buried deep in the engine bay (like some timing cover gaskets). The mechanic may have to take the whole engine out to repair the oil leak or it may be very trivial to repair the oil leak in an hour. Oil leaks can cost anywhere from $200 to $2000 to fix.

 

 

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Please fill the form below to tell us what you need and when. Call 604-757-1297 if you have questions or need help with booking. Same day service is not always possible - please try to book ahead.

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Regular vehicle maintenance and oil change deal packages

 

Just
Oil
$59

L1
$89

L2
$199

L2 + wipers
$199

Oil Change, filter & lube ($59)

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21-point vehicle inspection

 

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Test Battery

 

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Top Up Fluids

 

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Fuel economy engine flush

 

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Mobile Service included

 

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6mo Roadside Assist

 

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Rotate tires

 

 

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Inspect & clean brakes

 

 

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Replace front wipers

 

 

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We come to you

$29

Included on all Packages
** prices may vary if huge amounts or special European fluid are required
Complete interior and exterior detailing using a biodegradable waterless wash solution.
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