Water Leaking From Under Car

Service Technician Working Under Vehicle

After you’ve parked your vehicle from driving all day around Hudson, you suddenly notice water leaking from under the car, what do you do? There’s no need to worry! As long as the car is leaking water, and you can confirm it’s not any other fluid, it could be normal, especially if you’ve just used your air conditioner. This is because your vehicle’s air conditioning system creates condensation when in use, so it’s common to see water leaking from under the car. Additionally, water can also sometimes drip from the exhaust pipe, and that’s also usually condensation which is not a major concern.

Sometimes, water or other fluids leaking from underneath your car could be a sign of larger issues, so if you’re unsure, you can always schedule a service appointment, and one of our technicians will assist. If you want to learn more, we’ve got you covered. The team at Sawyer Chevrolet is going to go over how to make sure that your car is leaking water and not other fluids below!

Distinguishing the Color of Fluids Leaking

Before we touch on how to check if your car is leaking water, you’ll need to be able to distinguish the color of the fluid that’s leaking. Your new or pre-owned vehicle actually has many different types of fluids to keep it running smoothly around Saugerties, and it could be worrisome if something is leaking. To help identify the issue, let’s take a look at what the color of the leaking fluid might be:

  • Red: Transmission/Power Steering Fluid
  • Orange: Transmission Fluid/Coolant
  • Yellow: Coolant
  • Green: Antifreeze
  • Blue: Windshield Washer Fluid
  • Dark Brown: Brake Fluid/Oil
  • Light Brown: Gear Lubricant/Oil
  • Pink: Power Steering/Transmission Fluid

Keep in mind that your specific make or model could use different color fluids, so please visit our service center if you’re unsure about what the leaking fluid might be.

More Tips on Car Fluid Leaks

Now that we know what the color of the fluid leak could mean, we can go over how to check if your car is leaking water and other fluid leak advice. Without further ado, check out these tips on car fluid leaks before heading out on an adventure to Windham:

  • If you notice your car is leaking some kind of fluid but you’re unsure what it is, place a sheet of paper underneath the leak. If the fluid is clear, it’s likely water. If it’s any of the colors we mentioned above, it could be a sign of a more serious problem.
  • While small droplets from your exhaust are typically condensation, larger amounts of water and white smoke could be a blown gasket. If you notice tons of smoke and water from your exhaust pipe, visit your nearest service center immediately.
  • It’s best to avoid using water in your windshield wiper reservoir when possible. Water can expand when it freezes and cause the reservoir to crack. When it cracks it’ll begin to leak and if you replace the water with wiper fluid, it’ll leak onto the ground.

Depend on the Service Experts at Sawyer Chevrolet Today!

From major repairs to regular maintenance, you can depend on the service experts at Sawyer Chevrolet to do it all. We’ll take care of you and your vehicle and make sure that you’re always in the loop with everything that’s going on. So, what’re you waiting for? Schedule an appointment today at our Catskill service center. If you need any assistance or have other concerns, please contact us!


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