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When I start my car I hear a rattling noise?

When I start my car I hear a rattling noise?

If the rattling noise occurs when the car is stationary the origin is in the engine/transmission and/or exhaust system. If the identical rattle occurs when the car is moving, too, motor mounts or loose exhaust system components are a possibility.

What does your car sound like when it needs oil?

Increased Engine Noise When driving with bad oil quality, your engine may make a knocking sound while the vehicle is in motion. Oil issues can also cause other noises, like ticking, which we’ll discuss in the last section.

Can I just add oil to my car instead of getting an oil change?

If you just add oil to your car’s engine periodically, that’s far better than letting your car run out of oil, but you’re still going to create a lot of problems if that’s all you do. If that’s the case, you’re likely keeping the same oil filter in the engine, too. So that’s never being replaced.

How long can an engine run without oil before damage?

30 minutes

What happens if you go too long without an oil change?

Complete Engine Failure – If you go long enough without an oil change, it could cost you a car. Once the motor oil becomes sludge, it no longer removes heat from the engine. This can lead to a complete engine shutdown that will require a brand new engine – or a new ride – to fix.