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Store #592021
21800 Towncenter Plz Ste 277, Sterling, VA
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Hours:
MON-FRI: 7:00am-7:00pm
SAT: 7:00am-6:00pm
SUN: 8:00am-5:00pm
Christmas Eve: 7:00am-4:00pm
Christmas: Closed
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Store #592021
21800 Towncenter Plz Ste 277, Sterling, VA
Change Store

Directions

Hours:
MON-FRI: 7:00am-7:00pm
SAT: 7:00am-6:00pm
SUN: 8:00am-5:00pm
Christmas Eve: 7:00am-4:00pm
Christmas: Closed
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Car Leaking Oil?Your Oil Leak Stops Here

We'll find & fix your engine oil leak, fast! Schedule your oil leak repair before those little drips turn into a big problem.

What Causes Oil Leaks

Cars may be created equal, but they don't stay that way. If you start noticing lingering splotches, puddles, or stains in your parking spot or driveway, it’s time to head to your nearest oil change shop as soon as possible. The fluid could be harmless condensation from your air conditioning system, but it could also be something much more serious—engine oil. Engine oil lubricates the pistons in your engine, making sure that they glide smoothly within their housing. Without this lubrication, the pistons can grind against other engine parts, generate intense amounts of heat, and cause your engine to seize and stall. Talk about potentially irreversible damage!

When our auto service professionals perform an oil change service, they examine your engine for oil leaks. There may be a number of reasons why your car’s engine is leaking oil, each of which our technicians will investigate. Oil leak causes include:

  • An oil drain plug gasket that’s not sealing properly
  • Other damaged or worn out gaskets, hoses, pistons, or rings
  • A damaged oil pan
  • A corroded oil cooler line
  • An improperly installed oil filter
  • A missing gasket

How to Stop an Oil Leak

The best thing you can do to stop an oil leak? Don't ignore it! If you're wondering how to stop an oil leak on your own, prepare to get a little dirty. Many oil leaks are due to worn out engine gaskets, oil seals, or bad connections. In order to stop an oil leak, you'll need to find its source, and this part can be pretty tricky!

Unless you have the correct tools, like a torque wrench, plus the right training, you may want to leave the detective work up to the professionals. The leak could be due to something simple, like loose bolts in the oil pan, but even an activity as simple as tightening bolts could require training. Each car model requires bolts to be tightened in a specific pattern and to a certain tolerance.

If you suspect that your engine may be leaking oil, or any fluid at all, be proactive. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care today and let our tire and auto service professionals handle your oil leak repair!

Oil Leak Repair at Firestone Complete Auto Care

Our expert service professionals will perform a visual inspection in an effort to diagnose where (and why) your car is leaking oil. Save time and money by bringing your car to a Firestone Complete Auto Care location as soon as possible. Small, inexpensive problems can oftentimes lead to larger, more expensive problems if left unchecked. We're open seven days a week, and no appointment is necessary. With over 1,700 locations nationwide, you're never far away from Firestone Complete Auto Care and our expert auto technicians!

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Everything You Need to Know About Motor Oil

How does oil travel through an engine? Talk about an important job. Sit back and relax and we’ll show you how it works.

Motor Oil and Your Car

How does oil affect fuel efficiency? The thicker the oil, the more energy (fuel burned) needed to pump it.

Oil Change Service at Firestone Complete Auto Care

We train our technicians to perform oil change services using our own e-learning and training guides along with on-the-job coaching and mentoring.

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