Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: One mechanic tells me I need a new oil pan - it's cracked - this is after another mechanic changed the oil. The car wasn't leaking

asked by on

One mechanic tells me I need a new oil pan - that it's cracked and rotted out. I had taken it to another mechanic for an oil change - it wasn't leaking oil before that, and he didn't mention anything to me about the oil pan being damaged or rotted out. What's going on here?

My car has 67000 miles.
My car has a manual transmission.

Hi there. Some mechanics are more in tuned to completing service than others. However, without physically inspecting your Hyundai, it’s hard to tell for sure if you have a cracked oil pan or not. I would recommend having an independent mobile mechanic complete an oil leak inspection.

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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. One mechanic tells me I need a new oil pan - it's cracked - this is after another mechanic changed the oil. The car wasn't leaking

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: Transmission acting up.

I would have the car checked out by a transmission specialist. You may have a bad shifter or shifter cable.

Q: My car battery is dead but the brake light on dashboard is on

Hello and thanks for writing in. Often times many dash lights will illuminate when the battery is dead, indicating that a particular system (in this case the braking system) does not have the proper voltage to it. This is inherently...

Q: I took my 2008 Hyundai sonata to get a wheel alignment

There is a lot more to an alignment than a level steering wheel. The angles of Caster, Camber, and Toe are critical to how well the car tracks and how the tires wear. I won't go into an explanation of...

Related articles

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...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...