Car fluid leaks can leave ugly stains on your driveway and garage. But there are ways that you can help remove – or at least mostly eliminate – the stains
If the spill is still wet, cover it with cat litter, sand, or baking soda. It will help absorb the oil before it soaks in.
Once it dries, sweep it up and then wet down the stain with water, use a stiff brush (like a scrub brush) and make a paste with baking soda and water to help clean it. Use a hose to rinse, and repeat the steps several times, then let air dry.
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How to Remove Gasoline Stains
Gas doesn’t just leave a stain, but a smell behind also.
You can take the steps above , but if that doesn’t work you can:
Mix a moisture absorbent powder such cornstarch or diatomaceous earth (you can find it at Home Depot, Lowes or a pool store usually) into a liquid trisodium phosphate cleaner to create a thick paste (be sure to wear gloves and eye protection when working with these chemicals)
Spread the paste over the stain and brush it into the concrete
Keep spreading until you have several layers, and let it dry fully.
Scrape off the paste with a putty knife, and rinse area with a hose
For older, stubborn stains, repeat the process several times.
How to Remove Oil & Transmission Fluid Stains
Transmission fluid spills or leaks usually leave a bright red stain. You can remove the stain by:
Spraying it with oven cleaner and letting it sit for 10 – 15 minutes
Then use a stiff brush to scrub it; rinse with a pressure washer if possible
If stain is still visible, repeat the process until gone.
If you have continuous fluids, be sure to get it checked out by a trusted mechanic