What Happens If You Do Not Check Your Vehicle's Oil Pressure?

What Happens If You Do Not Check Your Vehicle's Oil Pressure?

What Happens If You Do Not Check Your Vehicle's Oil Pressure?

If a driver does not check the oil pressure in his vehicle, engine problems, many of them preventable, go unnoticed. The vehicle's oil level should be checked at least once a month to make sure there is enough and that it is not contaminated, according to Dummies.com.

A car's oil pressure gauge reading indicates the condition of the engine, according to Autos.com. Low oil pressure signals a serious problem to be dealt with immediately, such as an oil leak, use of the wrong kind of oil for your car or a problem with the oil pump screen. High oil pressure results from a dirty oil filter or other restrictions in the oil filtering system. Familiarity with the vehicle's oil pressure sensor ensures awareness if a problem arises.