I Have An Older Car, It Is Burning Oil, Is This A Big Deal?

There are many of us who like to get as much use out of our cars as we possibly can. Given how tough times are, this is not a bad idea. Driving your “car into the ground” is definitely a logical plan of action to take.

When cars get older you may notice that you are having to put oil into the engine every now and then. Don’t be alarmed, at least not necessarily! The question is, how many miles between putting in quarts of oil are you going? If you are putting oil in every 1500 to 2000 miles, I’d say you’re good to go and you can keep driving your ride. This kind of oil burn for an older car is normal. If you start to burn through a quart of oil every 500 miles or so, then I’d start thinking about getting a new ride.

Regardless of how old your car is, come in and let’s make sure the oil level is correct! If you live in Essex, Burlington, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne and anywhere in the State of Vermont be sure to contact Handy‚Äôs Service Center for all your auto repair needs!