Is Your Vehicle Leaking Oil?

Fluid leaks can be difficult to identify at times, and many car owners assume that leaks are motor oil when they could be one of several other types of engine fluid. At Trotter Toyota, we feel it's important to know your fluids so you can make wise decisions about the maintenance of your vehicle.

Oil leaks will usually be gradual drips under the vehicle's engine that you notice when it sits in the same parking space every day. The color of motor oil can vary from a translucent honey color to opaque black, depending on how dirty it is. If the fluid is orange, green, or red, it probably isn't oil.

If your vehicle does have a persistent oil or other fluid leak, you should consider bringing it to our service center for an inspection. Leaks can lead to serious problems or long-term loss of engine performance.



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