Why is My Car Leaking Water?

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Have you noticed water leaking from under the car in Bartlett? There’s likely no cause for alarm, as the condensation from your air conditioning system produces a lot of fluid. But there are ways to be sure that your car leaking water is operating properly. In this guide, the service center at Wolfchase Honda troubleshoots water leaking from under cars!

How to Troubleshoot Potential Causes of Water Leak

Your car leaking water, especially near the back of the vehicle, is normally caused by air conditioning condensation or exhaust condensation. Both of these kinds of leaks are normal. Your biggest concern should be if the liquid isn’t water, but there are easy ways to test that in your Arlington home.

  • Paper Test: To be sure you’re not leaking another fluid, get a sheet of white paper or cardboard and place it where your car is leaking. No coloration indicates that there’s water leaking from under the car. A different color could tell a different story.
  • Large Amounts of Water: If you notice a huge amount of water near your exhaust coupled with white smoke, you could have blown a gasket.
  • Windshield Wiper Fluid: A lot of Memphis drivers suspect that water leaking from under cars near the front of the vehicle is windshield wiper fluid. This could be the case if the liquid is light green or light blue and, as mentioned, in the front of your vehicle.

If you’ve noticed a color to the liquid underneath your vehicle, you can schedule service to get an expert opinion on the matter.

How to Diagnose Fluid Leaking Under Your Car by Color

If you conduct the paper test in your Cordova garage and notice that the liquid isn’t water, how do you know what it could be? Consult this helpful guide to fluid colors:

  • Blue: Windshield wiper fluid
  • Green: Antifreeze (from radiator, hoses, or water pump) or windshield wiper fluid
  • Yellow: Radiator coolant
  • Pink or Red: Transmission fluid or power steering fluid
  • Orange: Transmission fluid or radiator coolant
  • Light Brown: Gear lubricant or new engine oil
  • Dark Brown: Brake fluid or old engine oil

And finally, what about a car leaking water from the inside? This could be the result of some parts that weren’t installed properly or even a broken AC. Contact a parts center to address these issues.

Find Car Service at Wolfchase Honda

Now you can answer the question, “Why is my car leaking water?” Should you notice any problem, Wolfchase Honda provides regular service specials and other parts tips for Bartlett drivers experiencing issues with their vehicles. Contact us today with any questions about vehicle repairs and maintenance.

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