If you own your own car, you've no doubt seen it leak fluid at some point. It's important to know what the most common fluid leaks are and what they mean.

Water

Water tends to leak from your car on hot, hazy, humid days. This comes from the moisture that your air conditioner draws from inside your car and is usually no cause for alarm. This water needs to drain somewhere, so expect to see water dripping from the bottom of your vehicle.

Oil

Oil ranges in color from light amber to nearly black. If you think you have oil leaking from your car, check your oil level with your car's dip stick. If it's looking low, you have a leak that needs to be patched up.

Coolant and Antifreeze

Coolant and antifreeze is usually green or blue depending on the manufacturer of the car and the coolant. If you see a coolant leak, check your radiator after your car has cooled down to see if you've run out of coolant.

Transmission Fluid

Automatic transmission fluid is usually pink or red in color. A transmission fluid leak is a serious problem that should be checked out. Look in your owner's manual to find out how to check your transmission fluid levels or bring your vehicle to a mechanic.

 

 

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