No matter what type of vehicle you own, it has multiple systems that use fluids. Because these systems have hoses that wear out with regular use, owners need to remain aware of various fluid leaks as the vehicle ages. Modern Classic Motors in Grand Junction, CO recommends you to look out for the following.

Engine oil is the most common type of fluid loss and will generally show as a dark, sticky leak near the front of your car. It will generally be brown or black, be slick to the touch, and may smell burnt. Antifreeze is another common leak that will generally occur at the front of your vehicle, yet it can also come from the tailpipe. Antifreeze puddles will smell sweet.

Also look for transmission fluid, which forms puddles toward the center of your vehicle. It looks red and smells similar to gasoline. Power steering fluid and brake fluid often appear the same as they have similar characteristics.

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