Warning: Oil Light On!

Nobody likes to see those pesky red warning lights signaling that something is askew with the motor, oil or battery...However, the oil light may be the most common and also the most dangerous for your auto. If your oil light comes on stop driving immediately as it may mean your engine has lost normal oil pressure, once this happens the engine can be severely damaged. The next thing to do is to open your hood and check your oil with a dipstick.
An oil pressure warning light may be caused by low oil level, a bad oil pump, a defective oil pressure sending unit, a warning switch light or the oil pressure gage itself. To make a proper diagnosis first check the oil level, if it's at or below the oil line the cause may be that your car is leaking or burning oil. On the other hand, if the oil level is not low, the issue maybe the oil pump. Again, don't use the engine until it can be repaired as you risk to destroy your motor. When an oil light comes on the first thing to do is get to a mechanic as quickly as possible.

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