Is it Okay to Drive With Fluid Leaking? | YourMechanic Advice

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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Jeep Wrangler - Oil/Fluid Leak - La Marque, Texas
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Oil/Fluid Leak - Houston, Texas
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Toyota Highlander - Oil/Fluid Leak - Jamaica, New York
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Saab 9-5 - Oil/Fluid Leak - Brooklyn, New York
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Walter

45 years of experience
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Chevrolet Equinox - Oil/Fluid Leak - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Walter is one of the best mechanics I have ever had work on my vehicle. He has many years of experience and was completely honest with me. He does not charge you for parts you do not need. He did a terrific job on diagnosing both of my vehicles and it works like new again. I will definitely be hiring him back in the future.

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Dodge Nitro - Oil/Fluid Leak - Pinole, California
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