Why is My Car Leaking Water?

2020 Chrysler 300 Parked

If you’re noticing water leaking from under your car in Woodstock, don’t worry. This is not typically a serious problem. There are many reasons why you could find water leaking from under your car. Water coming from the back of the engine compartment is usually air conditioning condensation, and water near the tailpipe is exhaust condensation. 

But, if the fluid under your car isn’t water, that could be a sign of more serious problems. Learn more about whether or not your car is leaking water or another fluid with the service team at Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Then, check out our service specials in Canton!



Identifying the Fluid Under Your Car

If your car is leaking water in Cumming, but isn’t clear, it’s not water and could be a sign of a serious problem. Place a sheet of white paper underneath the leak and use this guide to identify the fluid under your car:

  • Red – Transmission Fluid or Power Steering Fluid
  • Orange – Transmission Fluid or Radiator Coolant
  • Yellow – Radiator Coolant
  • Green – Antifreeze from Water Pump, Hoses, or Radiator
  • Blue – Windshield Wiper Fluid
  • Dark Brown – Brake Fluid or Older Engine Oil
  • Light Brown – Newer Engine Oil or Gear Lubricant
  • Pink – Power Steering Fluid or Transmission Fluid

Pinpoint the Cause of Fluid Leaking

If water is leaking from under your car, taking these steps can help you pinpoint the cause of the fluid leaking:

  • A sign of a blown gasket will be a significant amount of fluid coming from the exhaust as well as white smoke due to coolant being burned.
  • Coolant is usually easy to spot due to its red or orange color, but checking the coolant level can help you determine where the leak is coming from.
  • A cracked windshield wiper fluid reservoir is another possible reason for a leak under your car. Sometimes, water will seep into the reservoir, freeze in cold water, and then expand, causing the reservoir to crack. It’s typically light blue or green and will be found by the front tires.

Schedule a Service Appointment at Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Explore the reasons for your car leaking water in Cumming with the service team at Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Contact us with any questions and schedule a service appointment for routine maintenance visits or full-body repair.

More from Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

  • 2022 RAM 1500 Towing Capacity

      The RAM 1500 is back and better than ever before. When properly equipped, the 2022 RAM 1500 towing capacity reaches an astounding 12,750 pounds, which is more than enough power to carry your heaviest cargo around Woodstock without breaking a sweat. What else can the RAM 1500 do? Learn about the class-leading power and…

  • 2022 Grand Wagoneer Interior

      The auto industry has been buzzing in anticipation of the all-new Grand Wagoneer, so what can you expect from the 2022 Grand Wagoneer interior? This model offers not just legendary capabilities and off-road prowess, but also a spacious three-row cabin that’s packed to the brim with high-tech features. From the dimensions to the amenities,…

  • 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Price

      With the arrival of the newest member of the Jeep family, many Woodstock drivers are probably wondering the same thing: how much is the new Jeep Grand Cherokee L? The Jeep Grand Cherokee L price starts at $38,635 and will vary depending on which configuration you choose. How many configurations are there? What are…

Saved Vehicles

You don't have any saved vehicles!

Look for this Save icon

Once you've saved some vehicles, you can view them here at any time.

Shottenkirk Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram 34.261133, -84.464721.