While a fluid leak may start as a minor inconvenience, it can result in costly damage. If you notice a leak, we suggest you schedule Alfa Romeo service at Helfman Alfa Romeo of Sugar Land right away.
Where’s it Coming From?
To know how harmful a leak actually is, start by determining what caused it. Look at where the leak originates, or at least what part of the vehicle. Then, by looking at its color and consistency, you may be able to determine its origin.
- Engine oil: Slick and dark brown or black
- Coolant: Can be green, yellow, or red and has a slimy texture
- Transmission fluid: Looks similar to oil with a reddish tint
- Power steering fluid: Thick like oil and typically red or brown
- Brake fluid: Light yellow or brown
- Windshield wiper fluid: Usually light blue or green
How do I Fix it?
While there are do-it-yourself “fixes” for a fluid leak, those typically aren’t meant to last for thge long-term. The longer you let a leak continue, the more likely you are to end up facing some serious and costly damages to your vehicle.
Plus, certain leaks, such as a brake fluid leak, make your vehicle very dangerous to drive. We encourage you to reach out to our auto service center for expert care from our team.
Can I Prevent Repeat Leaks?
After getting the necessary repairs you need, you shouldn’t expect a repeat. However, if the same conditions arise again, you certainly will. Oftentimes, fluid leaks are the result of skipping routine maintenance. This is one of the many reasons you don’t want to miss your next service appointment.
Are you overdue for maintenance? Get in contact with the service team at our Alfa Romeo dealership in Houston, TX to schedule an appointment today!