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Which Car Leak Is the Most Dangerous to Have?

SodaHead Living 2013/02/13 21:00:00
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We probably don't have to tell you twice that car leaks are pretty annoying to deal with. Be it water, oil or coolant that's coming out of your car, the majority of car owners don't typically know how to decipher one from another. So, yet again, Automotive.com has come to the rescue, with the latest video from its "Cars Simplified" series.

Find out which leaks are the worst for your vehicle, and which one you can actually afford to ignore. Speaking of, do you actually know which car leak is the most dangerous one to deal with? Whether you're confident in your answer or don't have a clue, watch the video below and find out what the answer is at 1:10.

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  • Randy 2013/04/22 06:55:21
    Gas leak
    Randy
    Brake fluid would be sketchier, my doesn't have power brakes or power steering. But if you have a coolant leak, it can potential gas out the cab of the car If it leaks on the headers (exhaust manifold for most) however , if you are under the slightest impression that you have a gas leak, never light a cigarette next to your car, never leave leaves or dry grass on anything that is extremely hot, ( exhaust pipes and some radiators) and if your car is carbureted, make sure it's not backfiring too hard. It will blow your air filter to shreds. Experience here.
  • MsDianna 2013/02/28 20:27:36
    Gas leak
    MsDianna
    +1
    anything to do with the gasoline
  • ~Here Comes The Sun~ 2013/02/20 18:09:20
    Gas leak
    ~Here Comes The Sun~
    +2
    Gas is the worst.
  • Dickens 2013/02/20 02:56:18
    Gas leak
    Dickens
    +2
    ...or a carbon monoxide leak...and isn't a water leak a coolant leak?
  • Sodahead Founders are Fascists 2013/02/19 23:43:46 (edited)
    Gas leak
    Sodahead Founders are Fascists
    +1
    Actually, it's a brake fluid leak.
    Contrary to hollywood, cars don't explode so easily.
  • Jaguar 2013/02/19 22:14:50
    Gas leak
    Jaguar
    +2
    Honestly, all leaks are bad if you don't recognise them... No oil means seized engine, no water means overheating engine, no transmission fluid means seized transmission, no brake fluid means no brakes, blah blah blah...
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2013/02/19 21:23:00
    Gas leak
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +1
    I WILL NEVER FORGET THE NIGHT AFTER WORK WHEN I GOT CAUGHT ON A SURFACE STREET IN TWO-WAY (4 LANES) BUMPER TO BUMPER TRAFFIC, AND A CAR WITH A GAS LEAK CAUGHT ON FIRE AND EVENTUALLY EXPLODED. HE WAS ABOUT 4 CARS IN FRONT OF ME.....NO ONE COULD MOVE, WE JUST JUMPED OUT OF OUR CARS AND RAN!
  • chucky 2013/02/19 18:14:32
    Gas leak
    chucky
    +1
    Could explode
  • LWS 2013/02/19 16:08:00
    Gas leak
    LWS
    +2
    All I can say is BOOM! That's why it is the most dangerous.
  • David Hussey 2013/02/19 08:07:07
    Gas leak
    David Hussey
    +1
    I think you've left out the most dangerous leak of all.....Brake Fluid!
  • DjCj 2013/02/19 03:54:09
    Gas leak
    DjCj
  • trailerguy1 2013/02/18 23:34:24
    Coolant leak
    trailerguy1
    Actually an oil leak is much worse than a coolant leak. An engine without lubricant can explode. Gas leaks are not actually all that dangerous. The lost fuel trails behind the car and evaporates. A horrific hazard not listed here: leaking air from the tires.
  • Murph 2013/02/18 19:06:19
    Gas leak
    Murph
    +1
    Specifically, Carbon Monoxide from a leaky exhaust system.
  • wes 2013/02/18 16:49:20
    Gas leak
    wes
    +1
    Duh..... Car in flames
  • CKarliner 2013/02/18 16:47:47
    Gas leak
    CKarliner
    +1
    I chose gas but it depends on the situation and the make/model of car. For instance exploding old Pintos a gas leak is "the bomb" and as for water leaks say in the desert could be killer. Therefore always travel with a trunk load of spare parts and tools and coolant, and matches...I mean...seriously losing brake and tranny fluid can screw the tiger in your tank pretty fast also.
  • ticker 2013/02/18 13:17:43
    Gas leak
    ticker
    +1
    of these three it would be gas, buT the most dangerous would have to be a brake fluid leak.
  • DDogbreath 2013/02/18 09:16:35
    Gas leak
    DDogbreath
    +2
    Followed by the leak you have to take when you've had too much beer to drink.
  • CKarliner DDogbreath 2013/02/18 16:48:42
    CKarliner
    +2
    roger that one dogbreath heh!
  • P. Sturm 2013/02/18 08:56:49
    Gas leak
    P. Sturm
    +1
    ... or battery acid.
  • S123 2013/02/18 07:35:24
    Gas leak
    S123
    +2
    In the video, they warn that if their car is leaking, you should never taste the fluid to identify it. Are there really people crazy enough to taste unidentified fluids leaking from their car? If anyone thinks thats a good idea, I don't think they should be driving!
  • DDogbreath S123 2013/02/18 09:15:46
    DDogbreath
    +1
    Yuck this motor oil tastes like ass...

    yuck motor oil tastes ass
  • blindfaith 2013/02/17 23:31:04
  • BigD_U.S.M."HD"Vet. 2013/02/17 22:45:11
  • Naime 2013/02/17 18:36:38
  • El Prez 2013/02/16 23:34:40
    Gas leak
    El Prez
    +3
    Actually it is none of these but an exhaust leak. You don't want to mess with carbon monoxcide.
  • Dave 007 2013/02/16 16:25:14
    Gas leak
    Dave 007
    +1
    Dumb question, two of the three can't kill you.
  • janet 2013/02/16 07:00:44
    Gas leak
    janet
    +1
    I said gas leak but it could also be Coolant leak.
    Just not sure : )
  • Constitution Believer 2013/02/16 02:21:11
  • Papillon 2013/02/15 18:09:40
  • Car1u5~PWCM~JLA 2013/02/15 18:01:08
    Gas leak
    Car1u5~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    dangerous for you the other 2 are dangerous for the car.
  • David 2013/02/15 16:24:03
    Gas leak
    David
    +2
    Fuel leak is always the most dangerous since it is extremely flammable. Water and coolant are basically the same and can be damaging to the power train if excessive. Brake fluid leak is probably as dangerous as fuel since both can result in serious problems.
  • Andre 2013/02/15 15:23:04
    Gas leak
    Andre
    +2
    but a brakefluid leak is worse as leaving you without brakes, or with severely impaired brakes at the best. The last due to the separate brake systems on modern cars.
  • Twinky 2013/02/15 14:37:26 (edited)
    Gas leak
    Twinky
    +2
    BRAKE FLUID!
  • Sebastian 2013/02/15 13:39:51
    Gas leak
    Sebastian
    +4
    Where is the option for "Brake line leak"? Because that would be the most dangerous of all.
  • Chere 2013/02/15 12:49:26
    Gas leak
    Chere
    +1
    I smoke.
  • adl 2013/02/15 11:52:47
    Gas leak
    adl
    +3
    I said gas but in reality exhaust gas leak into the passenger area is more dangerous, you may not smell it and carbon monoxide disorients you and causes one to lose consciousness , silent killer.
  • Nickolie 2013/02/15 10:17:12
    Gas leak
    Nickolie
    +1
    I'm gonna go with brake.
  • Wyveryx 2013/02/15 06:14:42
    Gas leak
    Wyveryx
    +3
    Out of the options? Gas definitely, but in reality and in fluids?

    Brake Fluid...

    You run out of that and you're pretty much hosed....no pun intended.
  • chuck 2013/02/15 04:04:16
    Gas leak
    chuck
    +2
    Leaking break fluid is far worse

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