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What Causes Low Oil Pressure?

What Causes Low Oil Pressure?

Did you know that your engine oil can experience low pressure? If you ever experience this, the smooth, comfortable ride that you're used to is no longer in the picture. Low-pressure oil directly affects your motor and can lead to expensive repairs if neglected. You may be wondering, "What can cause this to happen in the first place". Low oil level is the most common cause of low pressure. The more you drive, the more oil gets used up. When your oil is getting low, the pressure will drop.  Old motor oil can also cause low pressure in your car's engine. Over time, the oil will lose its viscosity and overall effectiveness. Worn bearings and valves can also cause oil to leak, causing pressure to drop. How Does It Affect My Engine? You may find it challenging to start your engine as a result of low oil pressure.  You may also see reduced performance and loss in power while accelerating.  You might hear random, rattling noises coming from under the hoo ... read more

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