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December 10, 2022

Find Out the 3 Top Reasons Why Your Car Is Losing Too Much Oil

Your car needs oil to lubricate its engine components and help them run smoothly. If it lacks oil, the engine will seize up and subsequently get damaged. This will require costly repair or replacement.

An engine maintains a certain level of oil consumption under normal conditions. Most engines get along just fine with less than a quart of oil between oil changes unless the manufacturer says differently.

However, an engine may consume oil at a fast rate for several reasons. If your car engine is demanding more oil than usual, something is wrong and you need to address it immediately. Otherwise, this issue can cause major damage to your engine.


Top Causes of Excessive Oil Consumption

Although excessive oil consumption is a common issue, auto manufacturers don’t give uniform guidance on this. Given the lack of uniformity, it’s best to check your oil level regularly. If you’re losing too much oil and you don’t know what’s causing it, have a mechanic check for leaks and other internal problems. Veteran Car Donations has compiled the following common causes of excessive oil consumption:

  1. Worn gaskets

Gaskets seal parts together to prevent leaks. When these items wear and tear over time, your engine will lose oil each time you’re driving, causing you to constantly top off the oil to steer clear of engine damage. If your gaskets are leaking oil, you’ll need to call your mechanic and get them fixed right away.

  1. Bad-quality engine oil

The oil in your engine will start to burn if it is old and full of dirt and debris. The same thing will happen if you use the wrong type of oil. Bad-quality oil won’t properly lubricate the engine parts. As a result, the engine will consume more oil.

You have to change your engine oil immediately if it appears dark brown or black. Changing the oil in your car usually takes around 20 minutes to complete. Be sure you purchase the correct type of oil and filter before pulling the oil plug, removing the oil filter, and adding top-quality oil.

  1. Old engine

The first five years of your car’s engine are the best ones. During this time, your engine needs just the right amount of oil to lubricate its new and strong components. However, after you put enough miles on your engine, its seals and gaskets may develop small leaks as they start to deteriorate. For this reason, older engines typically consume more oil than newer ones.

Trying to fix excessive oil consumption by spending a fortune on a brand-new engine doesn’t make sense. Although the newer engine may resolve this particular issue, your old car may come with other mechanical issues that will again force you to spend a whole lot of money on repairs. Consequently, you might be better off buying a new car and retiring your old one.


Looking for the Best Way to Dispose of Your Old Car?

If you’re looking for the best way to dispose of an unwanted vehicle, we at Veteran Car Donations are here to give you precisely that. Besides helping you get rid of that vehicle quickly and at no cost to you, making such a donation will lower your tax burden while serving a worthy cause.

We’ll put your vehicle up for auction and use the proceeds to support the life-enhancement programs of our veteran-focused charity partners. Like us, these IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are dedicated to helping underprivileged veterans who have become homeless and impoverished, those who are unable to find decent jobs, and those who are suffering from service-related disabilities and serious illnesses, including mental disorders.

Our charity partners use the funding we give them to provide their beneficiaries with housing and financial assistance, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, scholarships, and many other benefits all meant to uplift their lives.

Your simple act of charity will also benefit you in more ways than one. It will entitle you to claim the highest possible tax deduction in the next tax season. You will also receive our fast and free towing service wherever you are in the country.

However, the most significant benefit you’ll get from your car donation is the sense of satisfaction you’ll feel for helping our nation’s hurting heroes get back on their feet and live the decent and fulfilling lives they deserve.

We accept nearly all types of vehicles, including those that are no longer in their best working condition. Head over to this page to find out the different types of vehicles that we’ve been receiving from our donors.

Want to learn more about our vehicle donation program, including our quick and easy donation process? Go visit our FAQs page. If you have any questions for us, call us through our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822. You may also write to us here and we will get in touch with you as soon as we can.


Uplift Our Heroes’ Lives Today!

Are you ready to give new hope to the struggling veterans in your community? Your car donation will give them new opportunities to turn their lives around. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!

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