Now that the weather is beginning to cool down, you’re going to want to start thinking about your car’s fluids. Vehicle fluids are susceptible to cold temperatures and could even end up freezing without you realizing it so it’s important that you know what’s up with your fluids at all times. Fluid leaks are a big deal, but knowing how to detect them is also important. Any kind of fluid can end up leaking from your car, especially after getting into an auto accident, so you may want to take these three tips on how to track those leaks down to heart.
Check for Spots
First, you should look at the spots on the ground beneath your car, which may mean inspecting your vehicle in your driveway or garage to see if there are any patches of liquids left behind. If you’re uncertain, you can try using some newspaper or cardboard to sit under your car and see if anything accumulates. Let your car sit overnight and check in the morning to see if anything stands out. Depending on what liquid ends up coming out, you can start to figure out what’s leaking by thinking about the color, consistency, and smell of the leaking liquid.
Look at Your Reserves
After doing spot tests, you also want to look at your owner’s manual and see if it has any info. This should highlight what fluids your car needs and where you can find them. Park your car somewhere level, pop your hood, and check your dipstick. You also want to look at your engine coolant tank, your brake fluid, and your power steering fluid tank if you’ve got it. Lastly, take a look at your windshield washer fluids and see if the levels have changed dramatically, which may indicate a leak.
Swing By a Mechanic
At the end of the day, you may need to go to a mechanic. Fixing fluid leaks isn’t always difficult and it’s important you get your car back into working order. If you tried your best to fix it but the warning lights came back on, it’s a sign that you need to bring your car into a shop and get those vital fluids checked out. This is important in driving safely and preventing auto accidents.
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