Ever wonder why engines have that long wiry thing with the small plastic handle? A.K.A. the dipstick? “Come on, Mark, it’s for measuring proper engine oil volume,” you say.
Several factors can contribute to a car burning oil. Worn or stuck piston rings. Worn valve seals. Low-quality motor oil. Here’s what you need to know.
Oil consumption can result from several different mechanical problems, but it can also be due to using low-quality oil with poor heat resistance.