There is only one thing to do when you see an oil light on: stop driving.
Motor oil is what keeps your engine’s valves, pistons and rods in good working order. Without that oil, your car can quickly turn into a several thousand pound paperweight with a large list of repairs attached to it. So when you see that light, pull off to the side. Stop driving, take your key out of the ignition, and then book a mechanic to properly diagnose the issue.
Common reasons for this to happen:
Oil level is low
Your vehicle may be burning or leaking oil.
Oil pressure sensor is malfunctioning
This part measures the oil pressure in your vehicle. If it has become detached, dirty, or has broken, your oil light may stay on. If your car’s oil gauge isn’t showing any oil pressure even though the engine didn’t making any noises, this could be the cause.
Oil pump needs to be replaced
Especially on older vehicles, oil pumps can gradually wear out which will result in a lack of oil pressure. This loss of oil pressure usually happens when a vehicle is idling or at a stop light.
What to expect:
A top-rated mobile mechanic will come to your home or office to determine the source and cause of the oil pressure issue, and will then provide a detailed inspection report that includes the scope and cost of the necessary repairs.
How it's done:
This is an inspection service. Mechanic will identify the problem and make repair recommendations. If the engine oil is low, mechanic will add more oil during this inspection.
How important is this service?
Neglecting an oil pressure light could lead to severe car damage. Book a mechanic to perform a thorough inspection as soon as possible.