I had my asphalt driveway repaved this spring, and of course my car has started leaking - ATF in this case.

How can I remove it?


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First fix the leak! Then attack the stain with a bristle brush and some dish detergent; if that doesn't do it, there are commercial cleaners for asphalt or concrete, like this that are a bit stronger. Don't expect 100% results, but the stain will fade over time:

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A cheaper and quick way is to spray or pour a standard house cleaner such as Windex or laundry detergent on the spot you need cleaned and leave it for a good 15 to 20 minutes then rinse with warm water and it should go away especially if it is fresh leak. Good luck!

  • Windex and laundry detergent have very different properties. Any info on whether either of these will clean ATF or negatively interact with asphalt or concrete?
    – BMitch
    Apr 8, 2015 at 20:17

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