Car Fluid Leaks: Identifying Your Car’s Drips

Car Problem Oil Leaks

Finding fluid leaking from your car can be alarming. Some leaks are normal, but most are not. Having the leaks repaired promptly can prevent costly damage to your car’s engine and transmission.

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Checking Your Car For Leaks

Unless your car has a catastrophic failure of one of its systems, most leaks will start small. If you suspect you have a car leaking fluid, you can perform an easy check in the following way. Park your car on a level surface. Put a few paper towels on top of a couple of sheets of newspaper and slide them under the engine area.

After an hour or so, pull out the paper and see if there are any drips. Carefully note the color of the drips and if there is any distinct odor. This will help our mechanics get [...]

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