Fluid Leaks and What That Could Mean for Your Car

Fluid Leaks and What That Could Mean for Your Car

You knew it was going to be a bad day when you found a puddle under your car this morning.

You were headed to the Envision Arts Gallery Holiday Market. And, you’d have ignored it but it didn’t look like water so you figured it’s likely from some place other than the exhaust.

You are right in thinking that the puddle has several possible origins,

CapitolOne.com says you are equally correct in thinking the fluid’s color and consistency can be traced to its origin. For example, watery, clear liquid is likely from the air conditioner or exhaust. This is normal so you can generally ignore it.

The story is different if the puddle is fluorescent green, blue, pink, orange, or yellow. If it smells sweet it could be a result of a loose clamp. But, if you’re not so lucky you might have a broken water pump or a crack inside the radiator or heater core.

If the fluid is an oily and black, amber, or brown, it’s probably coming from the engine. And, if the puddle grows, you need to get your car inspected. While you’re at it, you should also have your car’s braking system inspected. Because a yellowish color fluid that smells sort of fishy, could mean your braking system is the problem. And, if you think your brake system has a leak, you should immediately tow the car to the ASE certified brake techs at Tracy’s Automotive. Because, crakes in the brake fluid reservoir, master cylinder, or brake lines could compromise your safety and your wallet.

What else could cause a leak? Well, a strong smelling or bright red liquid could be a transmission leak that the technicians at Tracy’s Automotive should diagnose. And a a pink or red puddle under the front or middle of the vehicle could be power steering fluid.

If you are looking for a trusted auto repair mechanic to trace the source of your puddle, look no further than Tracy’s Automotive.

Tracy’s Tire Pros and Automotive is your automotive expert in Wichita. We are here for whatever you need. Don’t have time? Or, feel you can take your car to the shop? Tracy’s Tire Pros and Automotive will pick your vehicle up at your home or work. Then, after your car is serviced or repaired, Tracy’s Tire Pros and Automotive will bring it back to you thoroughly cleaned.

Tracy’s Tire Pros and Automotive has a passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience. This has driven us to develop our model of superior automotive care. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations. And, we serve customers all over Wichita and Goddard:  West Maple Street auto care and auto repair, East First Street N. and West 21st Street N.Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.

Tracy’s Automotive is a proud dealer for Jasper Engines and Vogue Performance Exhaust systems.

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