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Why Is My Lexus Oil Light Illuminated?

why is my lexus oil light illuminated?

Lexus of Santa Fe invites you to find out why your Lexus oil light is illuminated.

It can be nerve-wracking when the oil warning light illuminates in your dash. Engines need oil, and a lack of it can have disastrous consequences. Before you get too worried, figure out which light is on, do a few quick checks to see why the light is on, and then figure out the next steps. However, if your engine starts making a ticking sound when the oil light comes on, then you need to pull over as soon as it is safe to do so. An oil light combined with an engine that is ticking likely means that your engine is damaging itself, and continuing to drive it in this condition could ruin your engine.

Oil Warning Light vs. Oil Change Light

What’s The Difference Between The Oil Change Light vs. Oil Warning Light?

Your first step to figure out regarding the oil light is to make sure it is not just a maintenance reminder. Depending on your car, a maintenance reminder may have the same sound and warning light. If you’ve delayed getting your last oil change, it could even say ‘Change Oil Now.’ It’s not quite as bad as the oil light but should be corrected, so let us handle that.

 The Car Has Low Oil

The Car Has Low Oil

If your engine is low on oil, it may set off the oil warning light. Some reasons for leaking oil are:

  • Worn oil filter
  • Incorrectly sealed oil pan
  • Deteriorating engine gaskets
  • Loose oil filler cap

Even if you aren’t a service tech, you can check under the hood for oil leaks. The engine is going to be dusty, but you can spot a probable oil leak if you see wet, oily spots in the engine bay. Adding the missing oil between routine oil changes can be a band-aid fix, but it can still eventually cause low oil pressure if it’s not fixed properly and cause engine damage.

What is Low Oil Pressure?

Low Oil Pressure, What Is It?

Having low oil pressure means not all internal components of the engine are not being fully lubricated. Unlubricated engine parts can be damaged and cause complete failure if left unchecked. If the engine has the right oil levels, then the oil light could be anything from a sensor, the oil pump, or even low oil pressure. Your car should get immediately examined by our knowledgeable technicians in these kinds of circumstances. Running an engine on low oil may cause total engine failure.

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Lexus of Santa Fe is one of the best places to get an oil change in the Santa Fe area. We proudly service all makes and models of vehicles. Visit our location online or in person to schedule service and repair for your car or truck. Our friendly technicians are ready to serve you.

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