Why Is My Car Leaking Water?

If you’ve been asking, “Why is my car leaking water?” it’s time to let out a sigh of relief—it’s probably not anything serious. If your Porsche is leaking water around the Lakeway area, especially near the back of the engine compartment, it may be due to the air conditioning system which creates condensation whenever it’s turned on. Water near the tailpipe also isn’t that unusual, since it’s usually exhaust condensation that will go away after your muffler warms up. With that said, serious issues are sometimes associated with leaking fluids. We’ll go into more detail below, but if your Porsche is leaking, feel free to consult the Porsche Austin service center.

Porsche Water Leak Causes

If water is leaking from underneath your car after Round Rock drives, follow these steps to ensure that if there is a problem, it’s fixed quickly:

  • Place a sheet of paper under the leak. If the fluid is something other than water, the color will show up in the paper. If it’s blue, green, or yellow, it’s probably coolant, not water.
  • If more than a small amount of water is coming from your exhaust, a blown gasket may be causing coolant to burn along with the fuel. That will result in large amounts of water and white smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe.
  • While coolant is usually easy to spot due to its color, you should check your coolant level to make sure it’s not low. If it’s low, you’ll want to schedule an appointment with a certified Porsche service center quickly.
  • It’s possible the leak is coming from a cracked windshield wiper fluid reservoir. That can be caused by using water in your windshield wiper fluid. The water freezes in the reservoir, expanding the plastic container and causing it to crack. You can tell it’s windshield wiper fluid by its light blue or light green color. Wiper fluid leaks can usually be found by the front tires.

What Fluid Is Leaking From My Car?

Fluids that aren’t clear aren’t water. In instances where you do the sheet of paper trick and the liquid ends up not being water, it’s possible it’s one of the many other fluids inside your Porsche. Here are the likely colors of many engine fluids:

  • 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
  • Red – Transmission Fluid or Power Steering Fluid
  • Orange – Transmission Fluid or Radiator Coolant
  • Yellow – Radiator Coolant
  • Green – Antifreeze from Water Pump, Hoses, or Radiator

Visit Porsche Austin in Austin for Service

Porsche Austin is happy to help customers from Bee Cave and beyond identify the source of any leaking fluids. And on the off-chance you do need repair, our certified technicians will only use the highest-quality OEM parts to fix your Porsche. Contact us with any questions today, including those about Porsche oil change costs.

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