How Long Does an Oil Pan Last?

The oil that is contained in your engine is helps to lubricate all of the moving parts that your motor has. Making sure that the oil stays at the right levels should be one of the top concerns that a car owner has. There are a variety of factors that can lead to oil leaking out of a car and among the most common is a leaky oil pan. The oil pan is mounted on the bottom of a car and is where the oil is housed until it is needed by the internal parts of the engine. The oil pan of your car has to work constantly in order for your engine to have the right amount of oil to use.

Most of the oil pans on the market are metal, which makes them extremely durable. Ideally, the oil pan on a car is supposed to last as long as the engine does. With all of the dangers that the oil pan faces every time the car is driven, it can be very hard to keep it repair free. Having a damaged oil pan can cause a number of different problems, which is why it will have to be repair or replaced quickly.

The complexity that is involved in replacing an oil pan is the main reason why you will need to get a professional to do the work for you. Attempting this type of repair can result in the new oil pan being damaged due to your lack of experience. The oil pan bolts will also have to be tightened just right in order for the pan to hold up like it is supposed to.

The following are a few of the things that you will experience if the oil pan on your car is damaged:

  • There is oil leaking from the pan
  • There are streaks of oil behind where you have just driven
  • The oil drain plug is stripped

Having all of the oil in the oil pan leak out can be disastrous for an engine. Hiring auto repair professionals to handle the repairs to your oil pan will allow you to get the right results without having to lift a finger.


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James

30 years of experience
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Toyota Corolla L4-1.8L - Oil Pan - Winter Garden, Florida
Love the work done.. Thanks for everything you did.. Went over and beyond!!  my car running great!!!
Honda Accord - Oil Pan - Apopka, Florida
James is an easy-going guy. After another "mechanic" misdiagnosed my car's problem and had me throwing money down the toilet, I was happy to come across James' profile. He is professional and a straight shooter. He immediately diagnosed (correctly) what was wrong with my car and today he worked through the rain to get the job done. If I could give him 10 stars, I would.

Robert

20 years of experience
1089 reviews
Robert
20 years of experience
Infiniti Q50 V6-3.0L Turbo - Oil Pan - Brighton, Colorado
Mechanic was great with his service. Very respectful and gave a lot of good knowledge on cars. Very much appreciated.
Chrysler Dynasty - Oil Pan - Broomfield, Colorado
He is very down to earth and willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. I'm very greatful for all the hard work he put in on such a cold day.

James

41 years of experience
101 reviews
James
41 years of experience
Subaru Outback H4-2.5L - Oil Pan Replacement - Peninsula, Ohio
Friendly, knowledgeable, and true to his word. Jim did great work in the heat of the afternoon, on the ground, in the sun in my driveway but never was anything but courteous and informative. I would recommend Jim to anybody. Thanks a million.
Chevrolet Cruze - Oil Pan Replacement - Independence, Ohio
He did a great job. Answered all of my questions about checking oil, tire tread, and brakes. Gave me advice on what's needed next and had everything done in less than 3 hours.

John

27 years of experience
1019 reviews
John
27 years of experience
Honda Accord V6-3.0L - Oil Pan - Houston, Texas
Will definitely recommend to anyone! Great and fast service, he saved me money by finding out the real problem to my car. Thanks John!!
Honda Civic - Oil Pan - League City, Texas
John did a wonderful job replacing the oil pan on my Honda. He was very personable and attentive. Will be using him again and will recommend him to friends/family. Thank you John!

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