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How to Spot Car Fluid Leaks

How to Spot Car Fluid Leaks

Pulling your vehicle out of the driveway is cool until you notice an unusual wet, dark spot on the ground where you had parked it. You decide to have a close-up view and realize it is a puddle of some car fluid. While it is perfectly normal to see some vehicle fluids, others can indicate trouble. Luckily, you can differentiate different types of vehicle fluids just by their colors. Here are some types of vehicle fluid leaks you should know; Oil Leak If you notice a black puddle or a small black stain, your vehicle is likely leaking oil. Initially, the oil is amber-colored but gradually turns black over time while lubricating the engine. An oil leak will likely occur at various gaskets and the oil pan. Coolant Leak A coolant or antifreeze leak is often noticeable by a bright orange, pink, or green puddle. And since coolants are highly toxic, you don't want your children, pets, and animals near coolant leaks. While coolant leaks were regular some years back, modern cars don ... read more