Q: The emission light has just come on after my car slowly leaking a clear fluid out of the back for two days but cant bring it to the shop for a week, is it safe to drive?

asked by on

The emission light has just come on after my car slowly leaking a clear fluid out of the back for two days but cant bring it to the shop for a week, is it safe to drive?

Does the fluid smell like gasoline? If it has no smell it is probably just condensation coming from the exhaust. If is is just water from the exhaust there is nothing to worry about. The light is probably on for some other reason. As long as the the Check Engine Light is not flashing you are safe to keep driving until next week when you can make it to the shop.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. The emission light has just come on after my car slowly leaking a clear fluid out of the back for two days but cant bring it to the shop for a week, is it safe to drive?

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: turn key, dash lights come on, gauges work, but nothing from the engine, is it the starter?

You need to make sure you are getting the signal to the starter through the transmission shift sensor. If you try and move the shifter to neutral and move the shifter holding the brake and then try to crank the...

Q: How Do I Prepare for My Car's Emissions Test?

The purpose of emissions test is to assist in keeping the air breathable and clean by requiring that vehicle emissions systems are working properly. When the emissions system is working properly, the amount of harmful pollutants that are emitted into...

Q: What do i do if the ABS indicator light and the Stability Control light both stay on?

The ABS and AdvanceTrac systems share the same sensors and can turn on the service lights for both systems at the same time if there is a problem in one of the systems. When the ABS or AdvanceTrac light is...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...