• Schearer’s Sales & Service, Inc

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  • Mon – Fri: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM
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  • 5530 Crackersport Rd
    Allentown, PA 18104
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    5530 Crackersport Rd
    Allentown, PA 18104
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Reasons Behind Volkswagen Engine Oil Leaks

by schearerswpadmin January 25, 2019

An oil leak in the engine of your Volkswagen can have very damaging effects to the rubber parts of the engine. Worse still, an oil leak in the engine is a potential fire hazard that can easily destroy the engine of your car completely in addition to possibly causing you physical harm.

Causes Of Oil Leaks
The major cause of oil leaks often boils down to simply the wear and tear of parts within the engine. This wear and tear is inevitable over time, as most vehicle parts have a lifespan after which they start to breakdown. The rate at which these parts break down can be hastened by other external factors causing them to fall apart prematurely.

Among the parts that become worn out is the valve gasket. When you take too long in between oil changes, the sludge that accumulates from contamination by dust and soil particles gradually increases the pressure in the oil gasket seal, causing the seal to break down and start leaking.

The oil pan can also be a source of the leakage in your VW. This is because the drain plug at the bottom of the pan becomes worn out. A worn out plug is characterized by old, misaligned threads.

Another part of the engine that can wear out and start a leak is the oil filter. This too is affected in the same manner by the sludge that gets left in the tank for too long. Additionally, the oil filter is one of those parts that most people try to replace on their own. While some people know how to replace it perfectly, there are those who are not so good at it and they end up fixing it either loosely or poorly. When the filter is not fitted into its designated position correctly, then a leak can easily start.

Moreover when the pressure is extremely high in the engine, some of the components such as seals can be strained. This straining wears them out after a while causing leakage.

Signs Of An Oil Leak
Some of the signs that you need to be on the lookout for that will indicate that there is an oil leak in your engine include:

Blue smoke coming from the rear pipe
The smell of burning oil in the cabin of your car as a result of the leaking oil landing on hot surfaces in the engine
A puddle or droplets of brownish liquid under your car especially when you park somewhere for a period of time, overnight for instance
Poor oil economy that will be a direct result of an increase in the amount of oil leaking out of the engine. You will end up spending more by having to add oil more frequently
How To Prevent Oil Leaks
In order to avoid the frustrating expenses that may arise from having to replace a damaged engine, it is advisable to take on some preventive measures to protect it. Considering the number of components that are found in the engine that can cause leaking through wear and tear, monitoring the condition of these components could go a long way towards ensuring that any sign of trouble is nipped in the bud. This can efficiently be done through regular servicing of the car. This servicing should include oil changes as well as filter replacements.

Having the engine cleaned out thoroughly in the process Volkswagen Engine Oil Filling of changing the oil will enable the mechanic to get the exact picture of the condition of the components and identify which one needs replacement in case of uneven wear. In addition to the regular manufacturer recommended servicing, popping into a Volkswagen specialized auto-repair shop anytime you experience any symptom associated with a leaky engine will also help prevent the extensive damage from reaching the engine.

Because of the complex nature of engine-related repairs, employing the services of a reputable service provider should be top on your priority list. With assured quality repairs using quality parts installed by certified professionals, Schearer’s Sales and Service, Inc. should be your next stop for repairs if you live in Allentown, Bethlehem, or Macungie, PA. Call or stop by today to join the ranks of our satisfied customers!

what people say about us

Excellent & timely service – keep up the great job!! =D

Excellent service. Work done on time as promised.

Just got back from having a turn signal bulb replaced… For $133… Bulb is available for $7.98 online, but the intensive training required to unscrew the old bulb and screw in the new one must have been very costly indeed. Was looking for a new place to go for service on my GTI. Got a postcard saying “you don’t have to go to the dealer” As horrible as the dealer is, I very certainly would have been much better off. Oh, and they charged me $80.00 for the bulb! I said that’s some real markup on that and they told me it was 65% markup as they bought it for $25.00… Unbelievable.

You always take good care of my daughters car. Fast reliable and honest service.

Very Professional and Through in their Work. They have my Trust in their recommendations.

Always professional. I’m a 7 year customer. I’ve had several vehicles serviced here and I’ve never had to worry that the work wasn’t done properly.

You are always very helpful to me. Had my car ready on time , the time I said needed it. No loaner cars available but so good of Rayanne and Christie to get me back and forth. Thank you so much.

Thank you for polite and professional service!

Work nicely done at a reasonable price – made recommendations for (necessary!) additional work I hadn’t considered. Left one wire disconnected, but that was promptly and properly corrected. Thanks!

Work nicely done at a reasonable price – made recommendations for (necessary!) additional work I hadn’t considered. Left one wire disconnected, but that was promptly and properly corrected. Thanks!

Service at Schearers is always meticulous and professional. The work for which I brought my car in was done well, and an inspection of potential future problems was also undertaken, enabling me to plan for future maintenance to keep my car running smoothly. I am satisfied, as always, with the quality of work and the professionalism of everyone I encountered at Schearers.

Excellent service as usual. Work was done in a timely fashion at a reasonable price. I really like the loaner car arrangement. Mike was very nice to schedule service on the same day and get the necessary parts quickly. Samantha provided a coupon from the internet. Thanks

Friendly service and fair pricing.

Very personable owner/ family. Made us feel comfortable. Explained everything that was necessary for our car upkeep. Prices better than other foreign car dealerships. Car was completed in a timely manner. Will recommend to friends. Thank you

I wish I had found them earlier! Great company and very talented group of mechanics, specializing in German cars. They do excellent work and you’ll save a lot of money over the dealer.

Great service. I would recommend this service center to every one. Very professional and courteous. Always get the job done right.

Polite, helpful staff and professional service always!

Great experience! From the first call I made and spoke with Kristy to Mike walking me through and explaining what he was going to do. Mike also did an evaluation and let me know what to expect regarding services my car will need in the future. Exceptional customer service from beginning to end, including Samantha taking my payment. I told Mike, I am a customer for life! Well done Scherrers!! Jim Rowlands

The headlight lens cleaning was great. Thanks for suggesting.

Tom and the team deliver again! There is a reason we come back for our fleet of cars, excellent, trustworthy service with a personal touch. Keep up the great work.

Always professional! My car is closing in on 200K, I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Schearer’s! She runs better now then when I 1st got her!

Exceptional service

5 star rating absolutely!

Fine service.

Great Professional service!! I originaly contacted Schearer’s to get an estimate for my bmw M3 oil pan replacement because the threads were stripped. Tom recommended Timesert thread repair kit instead. They saved me thousands of dollars and fixed the issue with just couple of hundreds. All the other associates(Mike & Samantha) are also knowledgeable and great customer service. They earned my trust!!

Great service!

Great service and honest assessment of required work and at a competitive price

Your text here…always excellent service!

They just fixed my daughter’s Beetle with the dreaded transmission shifting issues while warm. The car now works perfectly. Fantastic experience! The place is clean. The manager was professional , straightforward and communication was excellent. Highly recommended…

Great service to our vehicles. We appreciate their care.

Mike and the service team communicated extremely well during the entire process. Followed through on everything the said they would do. Extremely professional and did a great job at a very fair price!

Thank you for the service you provided It is nice to have feeling when we bring the car in it’s taken care of

Nice guys!! Excellent work and I am extremely happy with them. Great work and no “unpleasant surprises” that I have experienced at other places. I will use their wonderful services again. Thanks. Bob Stewart

Always a good experience with you

As always, service is exemplary. Each item done is explained and future service suggestions are presented. Would highly recommend this business.

Good experience

Wow Service with a capital “s”

Great service

Schearer’s always provides exceptional service at a reasonable price. The staff is very friendly and responsive. I particularly like their loaner car program, which is very convenient. Great shop and service.

Appreciate being kept informed as to any issues with my car as the work is being done. I want to keep this car for a long time. Schearer’s will make it happen

Thanks Zeron

Excellent service, friendly staff!!! A++++

Very detailed service department. They took the time to call me several times about the work recommended for my car. Their follow-up is very good as they let me know the progress of the extensive service work required every step of the way.

Car runs like a top!

The owner is a super nice guy. He is very helpful and makes sure his customers understand what is being done to their car. Very nice service people as well. Thanks for all of your help

Zerin always takes care of us and he is always so sweet. The loaner car is the most convenient thing ever. Thank you for your services

Shearer’s yet again provided exceptional service! I am always informed of any maintenance requirements, reasons for, and associated costs before any actions are taken. They offered flexibility for returning home while the work was done in terms of a loaner car or ride. Everyone with whom I spoke was knowledgeable, courteous, and supportive. I highly recommend Shearer’s to service your car!

Always very nice and accommodating being that I live in Vermont. Will definitely have them maintain my sons car for the next 2 years while he attends school in PA.

Incredible service at a great price. I totally trust the Schearer’s Team!

Excellent service, easy to schedule an appointment, and love the “loaner” option!

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