Oil leaks can be frustrating because they don’t come from one place on a car. If you have an oil leak, you’re almost guaranteed a trip to a mechanic. All cars develop them, from minor leaks to slow drips that develop into a major threat to a vehicle.
Oil filters wear out, can be aligned improperly or be loose. Some vehicle models have additional parts in the filtration system, at the filter, that can leak. Whether you do it yourself, or it’s done by a mechanic, the filter should be changed every time you change the oil and should be checked for proper fitting.
At the base of the oil pan is a drain plug, accessible from the underside of your car. Worn out thread, misaligned threads, or a loose oil drain plug can be a common oil leak cause. It’s easy to spot as there would be fresh oil around the plug, and on the side of it where it drips down.