No. Do not drive your car if fluid is leaking. Depending on the type of fluid that is leaking, you may be able to drive home from your location, or it may not be safe to drive at all (as is often the case with a brake fluid leak). To gain a better understanding of what can cause a brake fluid leak, you can explore an in depth article on what causes brake fluid to leak.
As soon as you’ve determined there’s a leak, contact YourMechanic and describe the color, consistency, and location of the leak under the car. This will help us have a general understanding of which fluid might be leaking and makes it easier to inspect the vehicle for other possible leaks/problems associated with that particular leak.
This article originally appeared on YourMechanic.com as Is it Okay to Drive With Fluid Leaking? and was authored by Maddy Martin.