Why Is My Car Leaking Water?
When your Mercedes-Benz car starts leaking water, it’s usually nothing to be worried about. The car air conditioning unit system generates condensation when it’s activated, so seeing some water is normal. However, if you aren’t sure, there are a few serious issues that can be related to leaking water. Be sure to stop by the service center at Rallye Motors to get it checked out!
What Is Causing Your Water Leak?
The first step to fixing a water leak is to find out why it’s leaking. Follow these steps to find out:
- Place a sheet of paper under the leak. If the fluid is something other than water, the color will show up in the pavement. If it’s blue, green, or yellow, it’s probably coolant, not water.
- If more than a small amount of water is coming from your exhaust, a blown gasket may be causing coolant to be burned along with the fuel. That will result in large amounts of water and white smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe.
- While coolant is usually easy to spot due to its color, you can always check the level to make sure. If it’s low, you’ll want to bring your car to a certified service centerquickly.
- It’s possible the leak is coming from a cracked windshield wiper fluid reservoir. That can be caused by using water in your windshield wiper fluid. The water freezes in the reservoir, expanding and causing the plastic container to crack. You can tell it’s windshield wiper fluid by its light blue or light green color. Wiper fluid leaks can usually be found by the front tires.
If condensation isn’t the culprit, it may be time to seek out a professional’s help at Rallye Motors by scheduling a service appointment.
What Is Leaking?
To identify what exactly is leaking from your car, place a sheet of paper underneath your vehicle. If the fluid isn’t clear, it isn’t water. In that case, use our guide to help you find out what it could be:
- Red – Transmission Fluid or Power Steering Fluid
- Orange – Transmission Fluid or Radiator Coolant
- 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
Learn More at Rallye Motors
For more information on why your car is leaking and how to fix it, make the trip from Plainview to Rallye Motors to find out! In the meantime, be sure to check out some of our other helpful car tips such as how to check your oil and what happens if you don’t change your oil. Be sure to check out our guide to regular maintenance!
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