Getting to The Bottom of Auto Repairs in Reno Nevada

Getting to The Bottom of Auto Repairs in Reno Nevada

Is your vehicle leaking? Not sure what type of fluid is leaking? Here are tips to help determine the different types of auto leaks and then find the right auto repair shop in Reno Nevada.

According to an article at, “What’s That’s Leaking from My Car”

“Most of us have been there; you walk into the garage to get into your car and notice a puddle of fluid sitting under it. Mystified as to its origin, you wonder if it’s something serious and if your vehicle’s reliability record has been breached.

To get to the bottom of things, there are typically three key clues to look for when trying to determine what that pesky leak may be trying to tell you: color, consistency, and location.  Listed below are some of the most common fluid leaks, with tips on identifying each so you can communicate these clues back to your mechanic.

Engine oil

Dripping engine oil is the most common type of leak and is dark brown or black in color. Oftentimes the signature “rainbow” effect appears on the surface of an oil puddle. Slick to the touch, engine oil leaks typically originate from the oil pan, valve covers, oil filter, or rear engine seal area.

Anti-freeze or coolant

Anti-freeze comes in a variety of bright colors – yellow, pink, green, red or blue oftentimes – and has a consistency slightly thicker than water. The fluid is slippery to the touch and possesses a very distinctive sweet smell. Found at the front of the vehicle, anti-freeze leaks typically originate from the radiator, radiator hoses, water pump, or overflow container.

Transmission fluid

Transmission fluid is typically red and very slippery and found in the middle or towards the front of the car — some transmission fluid that is old may be brownish in color. The consistency is close to engine oil.”

To read the entire article from click here:

For an auto repair shop in Reno Nevada the mechanics at Wayne’s Automotive Center can take your auto leaks in a jiff, for more information visit

Financing Available

Cars are complicated; financing shouldn’t be. Besides honoring all major credit cards, debit cards, and cash Wayne’s Automotive also offers a simple path to funding through Synchrony Bank. Applications are available.

Napa Warranty

Wayne’s Automotive Center is a NAPA AutoCare center. As a gold certified shop, all qualifying repair or service work comes with a FREE 3 year/36,000 mile “peace of mind” nationwide warranty through Napa AutoCare.

Contact Us

Call us

(775) 356-6996


55 Coney Island Drive
Sparks, NV 89431

Open: Monday - Friday
Hours: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM




© Wayne's Automotive Center | Designed by Credo Technology Group, LLC