Ford Vehicle Service Information In Penticton BC
Ford Service Information For Penticton BC

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<a href="[New%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C%2C]"><img src="images/upload/February_2022/SER-3-2022-ford-escape-service-penticton-bc.jpg"alt="A blue 2022 Ford Escape SUV driving down a rural road that is lined with trees"/></a>Have you ever pulled out of your driveway only to find a puddle of liquid under your vehicle? It can be pretty alarming when this happens, especially since it's hard to know where the fluid is coming from.

Thankfully, there are a few ways to diagnose a leak using your eyes and nose. Here are six tips from our Technicians at Skaha Ford's Service Department:

1. Clear liquid: Condensation on the AC condenser is normal, especially in hot weather, and not a cause for concern. 
2. Blue liquid: It's normal to spill when filling the washer fluid reservoir. However, if you haven't topped it up recently, check the connections to the reservoir for leaks and tighten the cap.
3. Pink or reddish liquid: This could be a sign of a steering or transmission fluid leak – both of which need to be addressed by a Technician. If it smells like burnt oil or the dipstick shows a low register of oil, it's likely the power steering fluid, but it could be the transmission fluid if the leak is near the car's centre. 

4. Bright yellow, green or orange liquid: Anti-freeze is usually one of these colours and has a viscosity similar to water. It smells sweet, like syrup, and is highly toxic.

5. Clear or amber liquid: Brake fluid leaks will cause fluid to drip inside the rims and down the tires. This liquid is very corrosive and can damage the finishes on your vehicle.

6. Amber or dark brown liquid: Oil is a common leak characterized by a thick, greasy fluid that can be confirmed by checking the dipstick to match the colour and smell. 

Regular maintenance is the best way to avoid leaks and ensure your vehicle's components and systems operate optimally. To give your Ford the care it deserves this winter, schedule a service appointment with Skaha Ford in BC.

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