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Q: Need to keep adding oil

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I hit a tire and now need to keep adding oil.

A: Hi there. If you recently hit something in ...

Hi there. If you recently hit something in the road and you have to continually add oil afterwards, then you may have damaged the engine oil pan. You need to take a quick look under the vehicle to see if you have any leakage. If you do not see much it may be collecting on the engine skid plate. Someone will need to get the vehicle in the air to determine what the extent of the damage is. It sounds like you may need to have the engine oil pan replaced. I would enlist the help of a certified mechanic to inspect your oil system and make any necessary repairs.

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