What is Leaking From the Bottom of my Car?

No matter how good or dependable your car is, chances are you'll notice something leaking from the bottom of it one day. When this happens, you're probably concerned about what the leaking fluid is and what it means for your vehicle. You may be concerned about the safety of your vehicle and the cost of repairs. Before you get too worried, learn how to identify the fluids in your car so you can plan accordingly.


WATER LEAKING FROM CAR: CLEAR FLUID

Water is the least dangerous liquid that could leak from your vehicle. So, why is water pouring from the bottom of your car? Probably because your air conditioner has been operating, causing water condensation. The windshield cleaning system is another major source of water leaks, however this is not a problem. In general, you can disregard a water leak if you can identify that one of these two systems is to blame.


OIL LEAKED IN BROWN OR BLACK FLUID FROM CAR:

"What is dripping under my car?" you might question. It's most likely engine oil if the fluid is brown, black, or amber in hue. Bring your hand closer to the fluid so you can feel it. It's probably oil if it feels slippery and is difficult to remove off your fingertips. You should look into it further by noting where the oil is coming from, as oil can leak from a variety of places, including the head gasket, oil filter, oil plug, and timing cover. Check the oil level and replace as needed once you've confirmed it's oil. Then you can either schedule an appointment with a mechanic to determine why your automobile is leaking oil, or you may solve the problem yourself by using No Leak Engine Oil Stop Leak. The most pressing problem is driving your car with little or no oil, which means you'll have to check and refill the oil frequently until you can get to a technician.


AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID: RED FLUID LEAKING FROM CAR

Automatic transmission fluid is another slick automobile liquid. However, it is typically pink or dark crimson in appearance and does not smell like oil. It's even considered odorless. If you think your automobile is leaking transmission fluid, search for it at the middle or front of the vehicle, particularly near the selector shaft or the fluid drain hole, or between the engine and the transmission. Check the transmission fluid levels and top them up if necessary, then add No Leak Transmission Fluid Stop Leak to the system. It's crucial to remember that driving your car without adequate transmission fluid might cause the gears to shift unevenly and potentially harm the gearbox, so be sure you have plenty. 


POWER STEERING FLUID: RED OR BROWN FLUID LEAKING FROM CAR

Power steering fluid is another reddish liquid that could be leaking from your vehicle. It usually smells slightly sweet and burned. Power steering fluid leaks are most common at the steering rack or the hoses that connect to the power steering reservoir, so look for it there. You may also check the fluid level to see if it's low, and if it is, top it up so you don't have any problems driving your car, and then use No Leak Power Steering Stop Leak to stop the leak in minutes.


COOLANT LEAKED FROM CAR: YELLOW FLUID

You should be able to recognize coolant right away because few other fluids come in these colors. If you're still not convinced, keep in mind that coolant smells sweet and feels slimy. The radiator, its overflow tank, the water pump, or the hoses could all leak this fluid. If you suspect a coolant leak under your automobile, Gold Eagle Cooling System Stop Leak can be added to the system to stop the leak. After that, fill the reservoir with more coolant.


BRAKE FLUID: BROWN, SLICK FLUID LEAKING FROM CAR

Brake fluid is one substance you don't want to leak from your vehicle. It's light or dark brown in color, depending on how old it is, and it's slick to the touch. In general, look for this fluid under the wheels or near the brakes. If you notice brake fluid, do not attempt to drive your automobile since you may be unable to stop. Towing the car to a mechanic is the best line of action. Fortunately, brake fluid leaks are uncommon, so you shouldn't have to deal with this.


As you can see, there are different DIY methods for stopping various types of vehicle leaks. However, if you're not sure what's leaking or don't want to try to fix it yourself, take your car to a mechanic as soon as possible to avoid causing any harm.