Is Engine Oil Supposed To Be Milky Brown Service FAQ serving Sacramento, CA
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Is Engine Oil Supposed To Be Milky Brown?

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No. If you've recently checked the engine oil in your Subaru and it's a milky brown color, something is wrong. When the oil looks this way, it's because water or coolant has become mixed with the oil. This means that neither the oil nor the coolant is doing the job the way it should, and this can lead to devastating problems. If you've noticed your oil is a milky brown color, don't drive your vehicle at all: give us a call and we'll help you figure out how to proceed.

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What Causes Milky-Brown Engine Oil?

The mixing of engine oil and coolant can come from a blown head gasket. If a vehicle is old, or if it hasn't been maintained well, a head gasket is much more likely to give out. In addition to milky-brown oil, other signs of a head gasket that needs to be replaced include an overheating engine, smoke coming from the tailpipe, and a loss of engine power. If you notice any of these things, bring your vehicle to Shingle Springs Subaru right away and we'll help get your Subaru back in working order.

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Schedule Your Next Service at Shingle Springs Subaru

Scheduling service for your Subaru is easy at Shingle Springs Subaru. Many services, such as oil changes, don't require any appointment at all--simply stop by 4045 Wild Chaparral Drive, Shingle Springs, CA 95682. If you have more intensive service or would like to schedule an appointment, give us a call or use our convenient online form.

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Your Subaru vehicle is impressively long-lasting; in order to keep it performing at its peak, it's important to get regular service. The experts at Shingle Springs Subaru have been trained and certified by the factory, and they know your Subaru better than almost anyone else in the Mother Lode. They'll use only genuine OEM and Subaru-approved parts, fluids, filters, and accessories, so your Subaru will keep its renowned quality. Don't forget to look through our regularly updated coupons to find special savings on important services that keep your Subaru running. We look forward to serving you at Shingle Springs Subaru.

Shingle Springs Subaru

4045 Wild Chaparral Dr
Directions Shingle Springs, CA 95682

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  • Saturday 08:00am - 04:00pm
  • Sunday Closed