How Much Does Oil Leak Repair Cost?

An oil leak is one of the most common problems a car owner can encounter.  If you start to see a puddle, stain or splotch underneath your car, then it’s time to head to your local mechanic to get the problem resolved as soon as possible.  If the fluid is confirmed as engine oil, this could be an extreme situation since engine oil is what lubricates the pistons in your engine, making sure they glide smoothly within the housing.

The cost of an oil leak repair can depend on the complexity of the problem, the size of the leak, your geographical location, the mechanic performing the job and the make and model of the vehicle.

oil leakage on I-90 by Sarah German, on Flickr
oil leakage on I-90” (CC BY 2.0) by Sarah German

How much does an engine oil leak repair cost?

Type of Oil Leak RepairCost
Corroded oil cooler line$90 to $400
Damaged gasket$75 to $200
Damaged hose$90 to $400+
Damaged oil pan$100 to $400
Damaged piston$600+
Improperly installed oil filter$20 to $60
Missing gasket$50 to $100
New oil drain plug gasket$30

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Average Reported Cost: $1950

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How much did you spend?

Was it worth it?  

  1. Stacy (Wichita,  Kansas) paid $3000 and said:

    $3000 to fix my car.

    Was it worth it? Yes

  2. Lee (Ann arbor,  Michigan) paid $900 and said:

    Tune up included

    Was it worth it? Yes

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