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Long Lake MN 55356
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Fluid Situations

If you discover a puddle of fluid beneath your parked vehicle, it is time to check for leaks. If, instead, you just keep topping off the affected system, you could be setting yourself up for trouble. A pool of reddish fluid, which is typically transmission fluid, may be indicative of a damaged cooling line, failing pump, or a bad gasket. Honey brown fluid is either oil or power-steering fluid. Green fluid is engine coolant, and orange fluid is long-life engine coolant. Check for the source of the leak near the radiator or the rubber hoses that connect it to the engine. These hoses typically last three to four years before they begin to degrade and require replacement.

At our shop, we will gladly help you figure out the source of your leak and repair it before it leads to serious damage. We are a full-service repair and maintenance facility, dedicated to providing the most efficient and trustworthy care of your vehicle by experienced, ASE-certified technicians. We are proud to be your high-tech alternative to the Dealer, and we offer a 12 month/12,000 mile guarantee on all of our work. Call 952-473-4848 to schedule an appointment, or visit our shop at 2220 Daniels Street, Long Lake.

Hint: Correcting the source of a leak I usually far less expensive than later addressing the failure of a system that relies on that fluid to work.