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Engine oil and brake fluid may vary in color from light amber to dark brown depending on how well you maintain your car. If there is an oil leak, it will be under the engine, but it's not always immediately obvious where your engine is located. On a front-wheel-drive car, your engine could be located at the front left or front right, depending on where the transmission sits, and the engine could be in the rear of the car if you're driving a Porsche or a VW. Once you figure out the oil is dripping from the engine, all you have to do is pinpoint the leak. You might want a mechanic to take a look at it if you can't find exactly where it is leaking from. Oil leaks can come from some pretty obscure sources, like a crankshaft seal under the timing cover, or they can come from something easy to spot like a valve cover gasket. We provide a wide range of services and they can be performed at any convenient location. So give us a call so we can get you on the road so you'll be able to head over to the place rather than wasting a day at the car shop.


If you see a puddle under your car on your garage floor, driveway or parking spot, this is very likely a sign of a leak. A good way to determine the amount and location of the fluid leakage is to place a large piece of cardboard under your car when you park it overnight. Check the cardboard the next morning to see how much has leaked out, what color it is, and where it is coming from. This is useful information to have and share with Wrench mechanic in order to identify which fluid is leaking, as well as where it's coming from.


Try to determine where the leak is coming from. Most of the fluids in a vehicle have a defining color, smell or viscosity to them. Identifying the fluid can help narrow down and eventually pinpoint where the leak is coming from. Put white paper or cardboard under the car where you think the leak is coming from so you can verify the fluid. A few drops of fluid on your driveway isn't reason to panic, especially on an older car. Seepage and minor leaks are par for the course on vehicles with several years and thousands of miles on the clock. That said, any leaks should be a wake-up call to keep an eye on things before it becomes a gusher, and to regularly check fluid levels to make sure you aren't running low anywhere.


If you think your vehicle may have fluids leaking, Wrench mobile mechanics recommend getting it checked so you know exactly what is wrong and whether it is safe to drive in that condition.


  • Surging: The transmission will slip in and out of gear causing a surging feeling while driving at a steady speed.
  • The transmission slipping: The engine will rev up, but the car will not move, or it will move very little compared to engine RPM.

Just tell us what services you need and we'll send you a fixed quote. If you're unable to identify the problem, we'll come out, do a diagnostic visit, and create a personalized quote just for you. Once our skilled mechanics have all of the information they need, they will figure out what your auto repair quote is and give it to you upfront. With us, you won't have to worry about any hidden fees because what you see is what you will be paying. We focus on no hassle pricing and convenience. We are committed to getting you back on the road in no time. We look forward to hearing from you soon!