Emissions problem and low oil
October 2, 2012 4:50 PM Subscribe
My car, for the first time in 12 years, did not pass an emissions inspection in California. Right before this, my oil light had started to periodically blink. On inspection, my oil was very (very) low. I filled it back up after the test. What are the chances that this caused the high emissions levels?
posted by SpacemanStix to Travel & Transportation (16 answers total)
I have a free retest coming up, and I'm trying to figure out if I should pay for a mechanic to investigate and potentially fix a different problem. Or, is it likely that low oil would have led to testing problems. In this case, I would retest right away.