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Why Is My Car Leaking Water? | Jim Marsh Kia


Why Is My Car Leaking Water?

If you have noticed water leaking from under your car, the problem is usually not a very serious one. Your car’s air conditioning system produces condensation whenever in use which can pool in your Henderson driveway from time to time. So, it is normal to see small puddles of water near the back of the engine compartment. It can also be quite normal for water leaking from under your car to be caused by the condensation from the exhaust system. However, leaking fluids can be indicative of more serious issues as well. You can get a quick inspection at our service center near Boulder City, or explore our DIY solutions you can take on in your Pahrump garage below.

Identifying the Cause of a Car Leaking Water

If you frequently notice water under your car, you can follow these steps to figure out where it is coming from:

  • Find a clean sheet of paper and place it under the leak. If the fluid is something other than water, the white paper will help to identify the issue. If the fluid collected is blue, green, or yellow, it is likely coolant.
  • If you frequently notice large puddles of water coming from your exhaust, you may have a blown gasket. Coolant may be burning along with the fuel which can produce white smoke and excessive water from the tailpipe.
  • Another way to make sure your coolant isn’t leaking is to check the level under the hood. If you spot a low coolant level, you will want to visit us for service right away.
  • Another possibility is a leak coming from a crack in your windshield wiper fluid reservoir. If you have ever mixed water in with your windshield washer fluid, that water could have frozen and damaged the reservoir. You can identify this issue by the color of the fluid collected, or if you notice fluid on the front tires.

What Fluid Is Leaking From My Car?

If you have used a sheet of paper to identify the leak and the fluid isn’t clear, it’s not water. You can determine what type of fluid is collecting under your ride by matching the color with the list below:

  • 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

Once you have the fluid type identified, or if you need help figuring out the cause of that unknown fluid building up, turn to Jim Marsh Kia. We can quickly identify the root of the issue and have it fixed for a fair price.

Visit Jim Marsh Kia in Las Vegas for Service

Now that you have a good idea of the culprit behind the water leaking from under your car, you can turn to Jim Marsh Kia for support. We are here to offer service tips like how to fix a small dent or scratch when you need to take on DIY car care. If you notice your car leaking water and prefer to let the experts take on the job, contact us to schedule an appointment!

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8555 W Centennial Pkwy Las Vegas, NV


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8555 W Centennial Pkwy Las Vegas, NV
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Jim Marsh Kia 36.276570, -115.281520.