Identifying Car Leaks




Finding a leak from your car can be stressful. Is it something serious, or something that is normal? We have created a short video to help teach you what fluid is leaking from your vehicle.
  • Antifreeze fluid is green, although sometimes it can be blue or pink. Antifreeze is also known as coolant, and is used in your radiator to maintain car temperature, so these leaks can lead to overheating.
  • Gas is easy to identify due to the clear smell.
  • Oil leaks can range from yellow to black, depending on how long it has been since you last changed your oil. Oil is a necessary lubricant  inside your vehicle and any leak should be checked out.
  • Brake fluid can be clear or yellow and feels oily, and if you think you're leaking brake fluid, don't drive until a professional can observe it.
  • Transmission fluid is red, thick, and oily.
  • Power steering fluid, much like oil, can be clear or black depending on cleanliness. A sign that it's leaking is if your car is incredibly hard to steer.
  • Windshield washer fluid is usually blue, thin, and watery.
  • Plain water is condensation from air conditioning, and is nothing to worry about.
The video above will give you examples of the many leaks you might see. View now to learn what is leaking.
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