Car Leaking Advice

Hiley Mazda Service Center 


If you have discovered that your car is leaking on your commute around Arlington, you may be nervous about what this issue may mean. Some questions you probably have are: One, why is your car leaking? And two, what exactly is leaking from it? Regardless of whether you drive a new Mazda vehicle from us, Hiley Mazda would be glad to help you find the answers to your inquiries.

  • Pink/Red Fluid: If you see pink or red fluid leaking from your car, don’t worry. It’s likely either power steering fluid or transmission fluid. Our highly-qualified technicians at HIley Mazda can help diagnose whether the problem affects the transmission or power steering system.
  • Dark Brown Fluid: Another slightly disgusting appearance, dark brown fluid typically involves issues with either brake fluid or motor oil. Motor oil turns dark brown and becomes more viscous after a significant amount of time. Either of these issues can result in potentially life-threatening problems, so be sure to take your vehicle into a service center as soon as you notice dark brown fluid.
  • Light Brown Fluid: Typically, light brown fluid indicates either motor oil or gear lubricant. The way you can tell is that gear lubricant has a significant odor, while motor oil only smells if it is on fire.
  • Green Fluid: The presence of green fluid is usually a clear indication of antifreeze leaks. This problem is often caused by loose hoses or clamps. Make sure you’re using the right antifreeze by checking your owner’s manual.
  • Blue Fluid: Blue fluid is 99.9% of the time windshield wiper fluid. This is an easy fix as our Clarkston technicians can quickly identify leaking components and patch the system up to ensure it does not continue to leak.
  • Clear Fluid: Fortunately, clear fluid leaks are nothing to be worried about. In fact, if you notice clear fluid Hiley Mazda has some good news for you: Your vehicle’s air conditioning system is working properly, and the fluid you’ve noticed is simply condensation emitted from this system.

Get Great Deals on Service at Hiley Mazda

If your vehicle is in need of a little TLC, whether its an oil change or an extensive repair, Hiley Mazda offers competitive pricing on service performed by highly-skilled technicians. Schedule your service appointment today.

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