Uh-oh, the puddle of oil has appeared on your driveway under your car! Time to get the reason for the leak diagnosed!
Oil leaks most often appear at the valve cover and oil pan gaskets, timing chain cover and the front and rear crankshaft seals. As the engine gets older, heat can cause cork gaskets to harden and shrink, and also cause rubber gaskets and seals to harden and lose elasticity, causing the engine to start to leak oil. This can attract dirt. The first sign is drips or stains under your vehicle. Oil dripping can also be spotted while the engine is idling.