Why Is My Engine Oil Low Service FAQs in Olympia, WA
KIA engine low on oil service FAQs

Find Out Why the Engine Oil in Your Kia is Low in Olympia, Washington

Get your low engine oil questions answered at Hanson KIA

The system that circulates oil through the engine of your Kia is a closed system, so low engine oil means that something is wrong. It could be leaking through a bad seal or a blown gasket, or it could be getting into the combustion chamber--but whatever it is, it's not a good sign. Talking about this with a certified service technician is the best way to find out what's causing the low oil, as well as what to do about it.

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Learn why your KIA's engine may be low on oil

What Could Cause Low Engine Oil?

One of the most common causes of low engine oil is a leak. The good news about leaks is that they're easy to fix; the bad news is that they're hard to find. Oil may not make the stereotypical black puddle on the driveway; an internal leak may cause a crusty, solid mass of dried oil somewhere inside the engine. Even if there is a visible leak, finding the source of the leak can be tricky. In order to find out where the leak is coming from, mechanics will generally use a dye test.

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If a leak isn't the cause of low oil, the oil could be getting burned up in the cylinders. If this is the case, you may not notice anything wrong with your vehicle, other than the need to top off the oil periodically. However, you'll probably fail your next smog check, as burning oil creates a fair amount of pollution.

There's also a chance that low oil could be caused by human error rather than a vehicle problem. Have you had an oil change recently? Whoever refilled the oil may have accidentally put too little oil in. When the time comes for an oil change, be sure that the technician you're taking your vehicle to is trustworthy, as low oil can cause problems.

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The technicians at the Hanson Kia service center have been trained by the factory, so they know your Kia inside and out. They pair their expertise with genuine Kia parts, fluids, filters, and accessories, so you know that they're delivering only the best quality. Hanson Kia is your Kia source serving Lacey, Tumwater, and beyond.


Hanson Kia

2300 Carriage Loop SW
Directions Olympia, WA 98502

  • Sales: (360) 339-5079
  • Service: (360) 339-5079
  • Parts: (360) 339-5079
  1. Hanson Kia

    2300 Carriage Loop SW
    Olympia, WA 98502

    • Sales: (877) 816-5820

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