What are the most common fluid leaks?

If you see a spot on the ground underneath your car or truck, you may be wondering what it is. It's important to know what the most common fluid leaks from vehicles are and what they mean.

Probably the most common leak is water. Your car can leak water from a number of places, including the exhaust pipe and from the heating and cooling system. This usually is normal unless you see a lot of it.

The next most common leak is oil, which is easy to notice because it leaves a black or brown stain. This can indicate and oil leak, which could be evidence of a big problem.

Other common fluid leaks include transmission fluid, gear oil, antifreeze and power steering fluid. These all could be signs of problems that need to be checked out.

If you need a fluid leak checked, bring your vehicle to Lithia Nissan of Medford.


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