Q: Car leaking fluid.

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Fluid is leaking from my car.

A fluid leak from somewhere on your vehicle could be something normal like water condensation from your AC. Identifying an approximate location of the leak, and the type of fluid, would help in a diagnosis of your leak. A black to medium brown fluid is most likely oil from the engine. A red to light brown fluid is most likely a transmission leak. A mostly clear to light brown fluid may be brake fluid. A green or red watery fluid is likely coolant from the cooling system. I would recommend having a mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, inspect your fluid leak to figure out what the fluid is, where it’s leaking from, and recommend how to fix it.

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