Have you ever pulled out of your parking spot and seen a spot or puddle on the ground? Do you know what that puddle might mean? Taking a few moments to gauge what kind of spot it is can help you decide if it's just a water drip, or something potentially more dangerous like a radiator leak, an oil leak or a brake fluid leak. Look at the descriptions below. Then, if you're concerned, call us at (800) 608-7242 to schedule an auto service appointment with Dorschel Lexus today.
A leak may mean transmission problems, an antifreeze leak, oil leak or something more. The certified mechanics in the Dorschel Lexus service center can diagnose the problem, and come up with a solution to avoid additional damage to your car and keep you on the road.
First, find out where the leak is coming from: put foil or newspaper under your car where you think the leak is, and that will help you figure out where the leak is starting. If there's a lot of liquid on the ground, you may want to consider having your car towed to Dorschel Lexus. Or, if you're sure that the leak is slow enough and you can add enough oil or antifreeze, drive slowly to us.
The two biggest signs to consider for a car leak are the color and consistency of the liquid.
Check the color of the liquid under your car:
Light Brown to Black>>>
Reddish or Brown and Thick>>>
Reddish or Light Brown and Thin>>>
Power Steering Fluid
Clear and Thin>>>
Pink, Yellow or Green and Slimy>>>
Coolant / Antifreeze
If you have any concerns about a leak under your car, call us at (800) 608-7242. We'll take a look, and recommend the best fix for your problem. Sometimes it's just a question of tightening up a clamp or replacing a hose. Other times, there may be more extensive repairs, especially if there's a leak in your radiator. But don't worry: Dorschel Lexus has the expertise to fix it fast. You sure don't want to keep driving and cause even more expensive repairs. Schedule a service appointment so we can diagnose your problem for you.
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