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If you’re reading this article, it’s likely you’ve seen a puddle or spot under your vehicle. The first question to ask is, “What fluid is that?” There are several types of fluids in your vehicle, most of which are colored to aid in their identification.

No matter what fluid you find, you’ll likely have to go on a search to find where it’s coming from. Identifying the color of the fluid is only the first step, as it gives you an idea of where to start looking. For now, let’s start with engine oil.