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Types of Car Fluid Leaks

Types of Car Fluid Leaks

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you head to your garage or parking lot, and you notice a pool of fluid oozing from underneath your vehicle? To many, a puddle of vehicle fluid is an indication of a serious issue. While that might be true, most car fluid leaks are not that serious. You can fix them by taking the vehicle to a trusted auto repair shop. If you notice a puddle of ooze, it might be one of the following fluids. Engine Oil Engine oil leaks are the most common and appear toward the front of the vehicle. To confirm an engine oil leak, open your hood and use the dipstick to check for engine oil level. Unconventionally, you can dip your finger in the fluid. It is engine oil if it is brown/black and has a burnt smell. Check underneath the vehicle to ensure that the oil pan plug and filter are in place. If they are, then you should bring your car to our shop for an oil pan inspection. Transmission Fluid Leak The transmission-fluid leak is usually red or pink in co ... read more