I think I killed my car.
March 3, 2007 8:45 PM Subscribe
: Oh, dear lord. I put oil in my car tonight, and thought everything was fine until ...
posted by brina to Travel & Transportation (20 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I got home and realized I had left the cap off. There was oil everywhere, pouring in dark brown streams out from under the hood. I noticed a bit of an oily smell while I was driving, but just figured I had spilled a bit as I was pouring and didn't think much of it.
Anyway, I put the cap back on, cleaned the mess up as much as I could, and now I need to know what to do next. Have I totally fucked up my car? Do I need to take it to a mechanic ASAP? I'm worried about the hoses and various things under the hood about which I know very little. I'm worried about fires and smoke and overheating and bad things about which I also know very little.
Has this ever happened to any of you, and do you have any advice on what I need to do in the morning?