Yesterday I made a 3 hour round trip with my car, and on the last leg coming back into town, I noticed my check engine light came on, and I saw white smoke coming from underneath the hood of my car, along with a burning smell. Luckily I was able to make it home just fine. I’ve googled this issue a bit and have some faint ideas of what might be the issue (some people have suggested coolant leak). Does anyone have any idea what the problem to this is? I have to say I’m pretty illiterate when it comes to cars and car repairs.
Also, I checked the oil levels today and they appeared to be slightly below the lowest level tick, which could be why it was having issues yesterday. Last time I got an oil change was November of 2015. I’m surprised it’s this low considering I normally don’t commute farther than a couple miles each day.