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Automotive Leaks and What You Can Do About Them

Common fluid leaks your car might experience and how to solve them

AAMCO Overland Park, KS  | 06/07/2015  | Auto Repair & Maintenance

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Automotive Leaks and What You Can Do About Them

Automotive Leaks and What You Can Do About Them

There’s a puddle under your vehicle parked in your driveway today. What caused it? 

What does it mean? How do you fix it? It really depends on what type of fluid it is. Here are some common auto leaks that your vehicle might be experiencing and how to solve the issue.

1. Leaking Oil

If you see a leak that is a light yellow to dark brown or black in color, it’s likely Engine oil. Leaks can come from a bad gasket, a corroded oil coolant line or even an oil plug that’s not secured properly. When notice an oil leak, you should to take your car to an auto repair facility as soon as possible for a diagnosis and service if warranted.

2. Leaking Coolant

Coolant’s other name is antifreeze. It’s generally a bright green, orange or pink color and it has a sweet scent to it. With a coolant leak, your vehicle may overheat and leave you stranded. Visit a mechanic and get things checked out. 

3. Leaking Gas

If it’s determined that your vehicle is leaking gas, chances are, it’s most likely is leaking gas. If you can fix a minor leak in your gas tank, it will usually fix the problem. Otherwise, an auto repair professional can perform this service for you and also look for the cause and diagnose, to see if it is a part of a bigger issue. 

4. Leaking Brake Fluid

Brake fluid is a clear or yellow fluid that feels slightly oily. If your vehicle is leaking brake fluid, it’s extremely dangerous for you to drive, as you may not be able to stop. Call your an auto repair center and see if they offer towing services.

5. Leaking Power Steering Fluid

Power steering fluid is yellowish to blackish in color. Some cars use automatic transmission fluid in place of power steering fluid. Automatic transmission fluid is a light pink color. If you see a yellow or pink liquid and are experiencing an increased ability to steer your vehicles. This may be the result of a power steering fluid leak. 

The expert techs at AAMCO Overland Park will diagnose and repair your automotive leak issue. Please call us today for an appointment, if you are having concerns about your vehicle

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