Got an oil leak? The Meineke Car Care Center on Carlisle Street in Hanover will stop that leak.

You were sitting at a stop light trying to put together a list to make sure you have what you need to batten down in the rainy, snowy weather ahead when a car pulled up next to you and the driver signaled he wanted to talk. You reluctantly lowered your window to find he wanted to tell you that you had blue smoke coming out of your car's exhaust.

"Blue smoke coming out of your vehicle’s exhaust, whether it’s very minimal or billowing, could be a sign of an oil leak. This kind of smoke is typically produced when oil that’s leaked from its container has reached the exhaust manifold and is being burned," according to

Other indications of an oil leak include a lit oil light, stains on your driveway, and a burning smell.

"A strange burning smell is another sign of an oil leak. This is because, as the oil leaks onto hot engine parts, it begins to burn and will start to smell. It’s worth noting that unusual smells aren’t necessarily guaranteed to be an oil leak, however it is a good idea to get the problem checked if you notice it.," explains. notes you should not drive very far if you suspect an oil leak: "Driving a car with an oil leak can be dangerous for you and other road users. Oil can become flammable when it reaches a certain temperature and parts of your vehicle’s engine can get very hot, which may result in a fire. However, oil can also cause damage to seals and rubber hoses, which could result in a breakdown.

"It’s not worth risking your safety and the safety of others. So, if you suspect an oil leak, you should take your vehicle to your nearest garage for repair."

You can find a trusted auto repair service center at the Meineke Car Care Center on Carlisle Street in Hanover. If that's inconvenient, try one of our other 12 Meineke Car Care Centers in south central Pennsylvania:

  • Meineke Car Care Center - Pleasant View Road
    331 Pleasant View Rd, New Cumberland, PA 17070
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Rodney Road
    1775 Rodney Road, York, PA 17408
  • Meineke Car Care Center - South Queen Street
    855 South Queen Street, York, PA 17403
  • Meineke Car Care Center - 2nd Street
    201 N. 2nd Street, New Freedom, PA 17349
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Baltimore Street
    871 Baltimore Street, Hanover, PA 17331
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Carlisle Pike
    6510 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Carlisle Street
    1125 Carlisle Street, Hanover, PA 17331
  • Meineke Car Care Center - East Chocolate Ave
    1401 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Gettysburg Road
    2236 Gettysburg Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Jonestown Road
    4509 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Manheim Pike
    1220 Manheim Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Market Street
    2301 E Market Street, York, PA 17402
  • Meineke Car Care Center - Paxton Street
    3098 Paxton Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111