Figuring Out Your Fluid Leak

Vehicles can leak fluid for a wide range of reasons. You might find a puddle under your vehicle, but it doesn't mean it's time to panic. The fluid could be water from running your air conditioner, and nothing to worry about. You will need to determine what color the leak is and if the fluid is coming from your own vehicle.

Use a piece of white cardboard under your vehicle to figure out what color the leak is. Oil will be brown, coolant is usually blue, while transmission fluid is a pink or reddish color. The fluid leak could be brake fluid, which is a clear color.

Identify what the leak is from your vehicle to decide if you need to bring your car in for a repair. When it's water from your air conditioner, this is usually just condensation. Pay attention to leaks, and get leaks repaired as needed.

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