What is My Car Leaking?

oil stain, what is my car leakingFor some of us, a leaky car isn’t a big deal.  A few drips on the driveway are just a normal part of your day and topping off your fluids is something you’re comfortable with.  For the rest of us, a leaky car is just a reminder that you’ve got work to do this weekend, or that there is an upcoming bill from your mechanic.

The hardest or most expensive part of a lot of leaks is simply finding out what the leak is.  Can you tell by looking at the drips on the ground? What color are they? Where are they coming from?  Most mechanics will charge you a diagnostic fee just to find out what fluid is leaking and where it is leaking from.  Then what happens if they’re wrong and fix the wrong thing? Similarly, if you try to find the leak yourself you can spend lots of time getting dirty and crawling under your car with a flashlight to still not have any idea what’s coming out of your car or why.

If you’re like most of us, you’ve also probably let that leak go a little too long and the longer it leaks the more difficult it gets to pinpoint the exact location.  As the oil or coolant seeps out of your vehicle it attracts dirt, blows around and makes a mess. That mess can make it very difficult to pinpoint the leak point and dirt embedded in the oil can make it difficult to tell it’s color or viscosity.

The good news is that now there is only one tool you need in your toolbox to seal an oil leak in your car.  If the fluid leaking from your car is coolant rather than oil, check out our article on fixing a coolant leak.  If you’ve got an oil leak, the best tool to fight the leak is BlueDevil Pro Universal Leak Repair.  BlueDevil Pro is a universal oil stop leak that can seal a leak in your engine, power steering system or in your differentials.  If your vehicle is leaking oil from anywhere, BlueDevil Pro can stop the leak!

You can pick up BlueDevil Pro Universal Leak Repair at one of your local auto parts stores like:

  • AutoZone
  • Advance Auto Parts
  • CarQuest Auto Parts
  • NAPA Auto Parts
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts
  • Pep Boys
  • Canadian Tire
  • Walmart

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