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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Nolan

30 years of experience
139 reviews
Nolan
30 years of experience
Mitsubishi Eclipse L4-2.4L - Oil/Fluid Leak - Tucson, Arizona
Nolan is great, fast, and takes the time to explain what's going on with your car and how he's going to fix it.
Chevrolet Captiva Sport - Oil/Fluid Leak - Tucson, Arizona
I've had some bad EXPERIENCE with mechanics BUT NOLAN EXPLAINED EVERYTHING AND WENT OUT OF HIS WAY ,AND SO FRIENDLY AND POLITE AND HE LISTENED TO MY CONCERNS

Ronnaldo

11 years of experience
46 reviews
Ronnaldo
11 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz ML350 V6-3.7L - Oil/Fluid Leak - Atlanta, Georgia
showed up at a reasonable time, did the work fast and properly, and i will make another appointment next week for his recommended repair that he checked on while here.
BMW 528i - Oil/Fluid Leak - Morrow, Georgia
Awesome Job , mechanic arrived on time and was very professional. I will definitely use this mechanic again .

Jonathan

26 years of experience
59 reviews
Jonathan
26 years of experience
Honda Ridgeline V6-3.5L - Oil/Fluid Leak - Roswell, Georgia
Johnathan was courteous and professional. He took his time to go over my vehicle and give me all of the details for the issues at hand.
Hyundai Elantra - Oil/Fluid Leak - Marietta, Georgia
He was great. Arrived early for appointment and diagnosed issue and gave recommendations. He followed covid protocols without me having to ask. Will hire him for additional jobs and highly recommend his honesty and explanations of issues.

Ramon

7 years of experience
27 reviews
Ramon
7 years of experience
Toyota Highlander V6-3.5L - Oil/Fluid Leak - Los Angeles, California
He was great at explaining the issue and what I might need to do if I actually need to proceed in fixing the issue.

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