Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: oil leak from under the oil pan.

asked by on

first i could smell some oil burning within the car, then sometimes outside,then i noticed the oil leaks on my driveway, then i got the oil replaced with 10w 30 grade, the mechanic said they will have to change the oil pan or the oil pan gasket, and quoted me $300. i havent yet figured out how fast the oil drains. i also have an alignment issue car steering to the right. Is it worth the fix( these are the known issues). and how much would it all cost together ?

My car has 196500 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there:

The oil pan gasket can wear out overtime, but if the mechanic quoted to you that the oil pan needs to be replaced, it’s most likely due to it hitting something and being damaged. You might want to have one of our professional mechanics come to your home or work to complete an oil fluid leak inspection; to receive a second opinion on whether or not it needs to be replaced. In regards to the front end alignment, this is something that should be done at a certified suspension repair facility; it’s not a service that mobile mechanics should complete.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. oil leak from under the oil pan.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Vehicle feels as if it is dragging or pulling something.

Hello. We will be happy to assist you. The pulling feeling you experienced may or may not be normal, depending on how excessive the pulling is. It may be a good idea to have a technician test drive the vehicle...

Q: Rattling when accelerating and oil light comes on when I hit the brakes

Hi there. It seems that the oil may be too low or too high. Check the engine oil and see if the oil is lower than normal or higher than normal. Drain out the engine oil and remove the oil...

Q: Front Ac unit stopped working but rear ac unit is making weird noises

You will need to have the control panel and electrical system tested to see if you have module or electrical issues. A mechanic like one from YourMechanic can diagnose this problem further to isolate the cause for the front unit...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...