I bought this car used two years ago.
I brought it to the mechanic for an oil change and engine noise (sounded like rattling). The mechanic said the oil was low, and that was the cause of the rattling. I know how bad it is to run a car with little to no oil. But, I swear, the check engine or oil light never came on. I dismissed the engine noise as something simple (clearly I was wrong). The mechanic said that there is no external leak. So, it is an internal leak. I now check the oil once a week, and can see that it drops pretty quickly. So I will get repaired.
My question is this: I could have, potentially, driven the car for 1,000 miles, maybe more, without knowing about the low oil. How bad is this? The engine sounds mentioned earlier are gone, and I will repair keep on top of the oil, but can anyone provide some detail on the damage?
have the same problem?
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 AT 7:19 AM