Is it Okay to Drive With Fluid Leaking?

No. Do not drive your car if fluid is leaking. Depending on the type of fluid that is leaking, you may be able to drive home from your location, or it may not be safe to drive at all (as is often the case with a brake fluid leak). To gain a better understanding of what can cause a brake fluid leak, you can explore an in depth article on what causes brake fluid to leak.

As soon as you’ve determined there’s a leak, contact YourMechanic and describe the color, consistency, and location of the leak under the car. This will help us have a general understanding of which fluid might be leaking and makes it easier to inspect the vehicle for other possible leaks/problems associated with that particular leak.


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Carlos

28 years of experience
501 reviews
Carlos
28 years of experience
Kia Soul L4-1.6L - Oil/Fluid Leak - Anaheim, California
Carlos was so much more then I expected! Extremely personable, professional, knowledgeable, punctual and excellent in every regard! I would recommend Carlos to EVERYONE! He is the BEST mechanic I have ever met! He treats you like family and explains every issue with you in a way that you can understand. Thank you Carlos! You are awesome!
Hyundai Sonata - Oil/Fluid Leak - Chino, California
Carlos is amazing! He’s very knowledgeable, professional, and personable. He provided me with lots of insight about my car that I appreciated. He was able to find the source of the leak that others couldn’t and quickly provided me with an estimate. His level of expertise was of great value and I will definitely be requesting him for any future repairs. I absolutely recommend him!

Matthew

33 years of experience
1210 reviews
Matthew
33 years of experience
Ford Ranger L4-2.3L - Oil/Fluid Leak - Norfolk, Virginia
Very positive--for those interested Matt will provide a wealth of information about your vehicle and what could be in its future in terms of repairs
Lexus GX470 - Oil/Fluid Leak - Norfolk, Virginia
Always a pleasure to have Matthew service my car. He is very knowledgeable and explains everything that is going on with my car.

Raymond

27 years of experience
223 reviews
Raymond
27 years of experience
Dodge Durango V8-5.9L - Oil/Fluid Leak - Victorville, California
He is very knowledgeable, prompt, professional and helpful. He gave me straight forward answers to the questions I asked and he worked quickly to get me up and running! I highly recommend going with Raymond if you're in the HD and need service! Thank you for your help.
Toyota RAV4 - Oil/Fluid Leak - Adelanto, California
Raymond has been my go-to for about 4 months now. He is always friendly and very knowledgeable. I never have any issues with his work and I know the status of both of my vehicles better than when I was taking them to the dealership.

Robert

22 years of experience
279 reviews
Robert
22 years of experience
Pontiac Firebird V6-3.8L - Oil/Fluid Leak - Flower Mound, Texas
Robert is my go to mechanic. He does an excellent, thorough job. I told him he’s my mechanic for life. Most importantly, I trust him!!!!
Ford F-150 - Oil/Fluid Leak - Fort Worth, Texas
Excellent service professional care taken to diagnose and fix the issue. Inspected the vehicle for other problems that will cause issue later.

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