We understand that it can be concerning when you start smelling a weird scent in your vehicle, especially if that scent is of gasoline. There are certain common smells that can be indicative of things, such as a needed repair or cleaning. Here are some of the common car smells and how to remove them from your vehicle:
If you smell something funky, try to identify where the smell is coming from. A funky or rotten smell could be coming from a hidden old food item somewhere in your car. A smell of rotten eggs, however, can actually be a sign of a transmission problem that will need to be inspected as soon as possible.
If your car smells like mold or mildew, deep clean your car by vacuuming and steam cleaning the interior. More than likely, the smell is just due to dirty upholstery that can be cleaned. If you smell mold when the air conditioning system is turned on, there could be an issue there which will need to be looked at by your local trusted mechanic.
If you smell gasoline while driving, this is usually an indication of a fuel system issue. Be sure to have this inspected as soon as possible.
Other ways to help with interior cars smell scent plug ins for the air conditioning vents or hanging air freshener.
If you ever smell something off that you can’t pinpoint, we recommend bringing your vehicle into our shop for an inspection. The smell could be coming from a vital component, and it may be an indication of a problem.