Why is My Car Leaking Water?

Car Leaking Water

 

Have you noticed your water leaking from under your car? More often than not it is nothing to worry about. For example, your air conditioning creates condensation when in use, so it’s not uncommon to see small puddles of water near the back of the engine compartment. If you notice your car leaking water near the tailpipe, it is usually just condensation from the exhaust system. However, there are other instances when a more serious issue is causing a car to leak water. Learn more from the experts in the Service Centre at Capital GMC Buick.

Identifying the Cause of Water Leaking from Under a Car

If you are concerned about your car leaking water, you can try the following to determine where the liquid is coming from and if if you should bring your vehicle into our Service Centre:

  • Place a sheet of paper under the leak. If the fluid is blue, green, or yellow, it is most likely coolant, not water. Check the coolant level, if it’s low, you should schedule a service appointment with us as soon as you can. A car leaking fluid can lead to big problems.
  • Is there a significant amount of water leaking from your exhaust? It’s possible that there’s a blown gasket causing coolant to burn along with fuel. If this is the case, you’ll also see white smoke streaming from the exhaust pipe.
  • Water leaking from under the car near the front tires may indicate that the windshield wiper fluid reservoir has a crack or puncture. Check their windshield wiper fluid level.

What KInd of Fluid is Leaking from My Car?

Is your car leaking fluid? The color will indicate what type of fluid it is and where the problem may be.

  • Red – Transmission Fluid or Power Steering Fluid
  • Orange – Transmission Fluid or Radiator Coolant
  • Yellow – Radiator Coolant
  • Green – Antifreeze from Water Pump, Hoses, or Radiator
  • Blue – Windshield Wiper Fluid
  • Dark Brown – Brake Fluid or Older Engine Oil
  • Light Brown – Newer Engine Oil or Gear Lubricant
  • Pink – Power Steering Fluid or Transmission Fluid

If you see your car leaking fluid, it is important that you promptly bring your vehicle in and have our certified technicians diagnose exactly what the problem is. Our team will take care of the issue and get you safely back on the roads in and around Edmonton with as little downtime as possible.

Get Professional Auto Care Today at Capital GMC Buick!

Whether you are concerned about water leaking from under your car, or if your vehicle is due for its next oil change or tire rotation, Capital GMC Buick is here to help. Make sure to check out our current service specials and coupons to take advantage of some of the best deals in the Millwoods and Ellerslie area. Have questions? Feel free to contact our Service Centre.

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