What Can I Use to Protect My Garage Floor if My Vehicle is Leaking?

By Product Expert | Posted in Service, Tips and Tricks on Monday, June 17th, 2019 at 7:49 pm

Ways to Protect Your Garage Floor from Vehicle Fluid Leaks

Have you noticed that your vehicle starting to leak? While we recommend that you come to the in-house service center here at Allan Nott and have it repaired, we understand that life can be hectic and you might not be overly worried if it is just a drip (but if it is brake fluid, tow your vehicle to us ASAP). While your vehicle may still be able to perform just fine with a slight leak, you may be a little concerned about that fluid getting on the floor of your garage. Automotive fluids are notorious for leaving stains on concrete. Those stains will look horrible and can potentially bring down the value of your home. And replacing that concrete can cost a small fortune! Luckily, there are a couple things you can use to protect your garage floor until you have your vehicle serviced.

Will Cardboard Help Protect My Garage Floor from Automotive Fluid Leaks?

Lead Mechanic in a service centerAbsolutely! A big piece of cardboard is quick and easy protection for your garage floor. If you still have the Amazon boxes from all your holiday purchases (the bigger, the better), cut them open so that they can lay flat on the floor and you can drive over them. If you do not have any boxes, ask around your neighborhood or office to see if anyone recently purchased something big (like a refrigerator) and is willing to let you have the box.

What is an Alternative to Cardboard for Garage Floor Protection?

No luck with finding cardboard boxes? Then use an old bathmat – or in a worst-case scenario, pull your current bathmat out of the bathroom and promise your wife that you will replace it with a new one. The fabric side will absorb any liquids and the rubber underside will protect your floor!

To learn more about vehicle servicing and maintenance, please contact us here at Allan Nott and schedule a service appointment.

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