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  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • SunClosed
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  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SunClosed
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  • Mon - Fri7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Why is My Car Leaking Water?

Car Leaking Water

 

We’ll be honest: water leaking from under a car is not normally something you should worry about. Normally, a car leaking water comes from the air conditioning, or A/C, system doing its job, taking moisture from the air and condensing it into water that leaks underneath a vehicle. Sometimes, vehicles leak water from the tailpipe; this is also normal. That being said, it’s often the case that what appears to be water is, in fact, another fluid entirely. And thatis a cause for concern, requiring fluid service replacement or something more serious. Acura Turnersville has the details below.

 

 

Troubleshooting Why a Vehicle is Leaking

Is something leaking from under your car that looks like water? We recommend following these steps to see if it is in fact water, or another fluid like coolant or wiper fluid:

  • Position a sheet of printer paper or even paper towels underneath the leak. If the fluid is something other than water, the color will show up. For instance, if it’s blue, green, or yellow, it’s probably coolant, not water.
  • If more than a small amount of water is coming from your exhaust, a blown gasket may be causing coolant to be burned along with the fuel. That will result in large amounts of water and white smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe. Bluish smoke points to vaporized oil coming out the exhaust which can spell head gasket issues.
  • While coolant is usually easy to spot due to its bright color and distinctive sweet/chemical smell, you can always check the level to make sure. If it’s low, you’ll want to bring your car to a certified service center such as Acura Turnersville ASAP.
  • It’s possible the leak is coming from a cracked windshield wiper fluid reservoir. That can be caused by using water in your windshield wiper fluid or extreme temperatures and age. Windshield wiper fluid is usually light blue or light green color, and a leak of this kind generally is found by the front tires.

If the cause is anything other than condensation, it’s worth visiting the Acura Turnersville service center near Cherry Hill for further inspection.

What Fluid is Leaking from My Car?

If you put paper under your car and the leaking fluid is not clear, then it’s most likely notwater. Follow this guide to find out what the problem is, and be sure to also check out Acura Turnersville’s other service tips:

  • 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

Visit Acura Turnersville in Turnersville for Service

Ready to get your vehicle’s service and maintenance needs diagnosed and treated at an Acura-certified service center that’s trusted in Cherry Hill and Maple Shade? Then you’re ready for Acura Turnersville service and repairs, whether that be in the form of figuring out why water is leaking from under your car or how to check transmission fluid or brake fluid.

 

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