Why is My Car Leaking Water?

June 8th, 2021 by
Car Leaking Water

Wondering why water is leaking from under your car? If water is leaking from under your car, it’s generally not serious. Your vehicle’s air conditioning generates condensation whenever your car is activated. It’s common to find small water puddles around the rear of the engine compartment. Also, water around the tailpipe is generally exhaust condensation, and that should disappear after your car muffler warms up. However, there may be crucial issues associated with other leaky fluids. Contact us at our expert service center today for an inspection to be a hundred percent sure about what fluid is leaking from your vehicle. 

Identifying Leaking Water Causes

Is there water leaking from under your vehicle? Follow these simple steps to discover where it’s coming from: 

  • Put a sheet of paper under the fluid leak. If the fluid isn’t water, the color will reveal itself on the paper. If it’s green, blue, or yellow, it’s likely coolant rather than water. 
  • If more than a little water escapes your exhaust, it may be a blown gasket causing coolant to be burned with the car’s fuel. That will lead to large amounts of white smoke and water escaping from the exhaust pipe. 
  • While coolant is often simple to see due to its hue, you can always check your fluid level to make sure. If your fluids are low, you’ll want to bring your vehicle into our expert service center quickly. 
  • It’s possible that your car leak is coming from a cracked windshield wiper fluid reservoir. This may be caused by putting water in your windshield wiper fluid. When water freezes in your fluid reservoir, water expands and causes cracking in the plastic container. You’ll know it’s windshield wiper fluid by its light green or light blue color. Wiper fluid leaking is generally found by front tires. 

What Fluid is Leaking from My Vehicle?

If you place paper under your car and the leaky fluid isn’t clear, it’s not water. Follow this simple guide to understand the issue, thenschedule service onlineat Valdosta Nissan: 

  • Pink – Power Steering Fluid or Transmission Fluid
  • Green – Antifreeze from Water Pump, Hoses, or Radiator
  • Blue – Windshield Wiper Fluid
  • Orange – Transmission Fluid or Radiator Coolant
  • Light Brown – Newer Engine Oil or Gear Lubricant
  • Red – Transmission Fluid or Power Steering Fluid
  • Yellow – Radiator Coolant
  • Dark Brown – Brake Fluid or Older Engine Oil

Schedule Your Service at Valdosta Nissan! 

Wondering, “Why is my car leaking water?” If you find that water is leaking from under your car, take the steps in our guide, then contact us to schedule your service to identify the source of fluid leaks. We look forward to seeing you soon! 

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