Ken Garff St. George Lincoln

145 W. Hilton Drive
Directions Saint George, UT 84770

  • Sales: (877) 885-9282
  • Service: (877) 852-6860
  • Parts: (877) 840-4503

Identifying Car Leaks

Discovering a car leak can be nerve-wracking. Is it something dangerous, or something that isn't a problem? We have put together a short film to help identify what liquid is leaking from your car.
  • Antifreeze fluid is green, although sometimes it can be blue or pink. Antifreeze is also known as coolant, and is used in your radiator to maintain the best temperature, so these leaks can lead to engine overheating.
  • Gas is easy to identify because of its distinct odor.
  • Oil leaks can range from yellow to black, based on how long it has been since you last changed your oil. Oil is a valuable lubricant in your car and leaks should be looked at.
  • Brake fluid can be clear or yellow and feels oily, and if you realize you're leaking brake fluid, don't drive until a professional can have a look.
  • Transmission fluid is red, thick, and oily.
  • Power steering fluid, much like oil, can be clear or black depending on cleanliness. A sign that it's leaking is if your car is hard to steer.
  • Windshield washer fluid is usually blue, thin, and water-based.
  • Plain water is condensation from air conditioning, and is nothing concern yourself with
The video above will show examples of all the different leaks you might see. Check it out to help identify which fluid is draining.