Dear Editor, lately, I have been getting the check engine light warning on my dashboard. Further inspection at the workshop revealed that my engine oil is critically low. We tried to find the source of the leak and managed to narrow it down to the engine’s oil pan, which has dark spots of engine oil on it. Could this be the problem?
My car is a Toyota Vios, registered back in 2008. Through these eight years, I have had little problems until this recent check light issue. Problem is, should I spend the money and resolve it by changing the oil pan, or follow the mechanic’s advice to have it sealed and wait it out, since he said that the leak is relatively minor and should not be a major issue.
Please advise, thank you. – Adeline Lee