Why Is My Car Leaking Water?

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Is your car leaking water? Relax, most of the time, it’s not serious. The car’s air conditioning system creates condensation whenever it’s activated, and that’s why you see small puddles of water near the back of the engine compartment. Also, water near the tailpipe of your Honda is typically caused by exhaust condensation, and it goes away after your muffler warms up. Sometimes there can be more serious issues associated with leaking fluids. Contact the service department at Middletown Honda near Middletown for a service appointment.

Identifying the Cause of Leaking Water

If you have water leaking from under the car, follow these simple steps to figure out where it’s coming from.

  • Place a sheet of paper underneath the leak. Check the color on the sheet of paper. If it’s blue, green, or yellow, it’s probably coolant, not water.
  • If there is a steady trickle of water coming from your exhaust, it may be a blown gasket causing coolant to burn along with the fuel. If this is the case, you probably see white smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe.
  • Coolant is usually easy to recognize because of its color, but you can always check the coolant level to see if it’s low. If it’s low, you’ll want to bring your car to a certified service centerquickly.
  • Another source of water leaking from under your car could be a cracked windshield wiper fluid reservoir. Never use water as your windshield wiper fluid because the water can freeze in the reservoir, expanding and causing the container to crack and leak. You can tell if it’s windshield wiper fluid because it’s light blue or light green color. Wiper fluid leaks are usually found by the front tires.

If the cause is anything other than condensation, you should visit Middletown Honda near Monroe.

What Fluid Is Leaking From My Car?

If you place a sheet of paper under your vehicle in Warwick and the leaking fluid isn’t clear, it’s not water. Follow this guide to get an idea of what the problem is, then schedule service at Middletown Honda:

  • 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
  • Red – Transmission Fluid or Power Steering Fluid
  • Orange – Transmission Fluid or Radiator Coolant

Middletown Honda is Always at Your Service

Middletown Honda is always at your service and happy to help. Our service center is conveniently located near Goshen. Contact us for new tires, an oil change, auto parts, and repairs. We’re here for you!

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