Your car’s engine relies on the oil that circulates through it. Oil provides lubrication, carries heat away from the engine, and keeps damaging contaminants from building up.
But to do all this, there has to be enough motor oil, flowing at sufficient pressure.
When there’s a problem in your vehicle’s oil system, one or more warning lights will come on to alert you that it’s time to have your car checked. If you see the low oil pressure or low oil level lights stay on after you start your vehicle, or you notice the light come on while you’re driving, you’ll want to get it fixed quickly—your engine could quickly become ruined if you don’t.