Everybody enjoys the smell of a new car. The mixture of leather and plastic definitely turns on the aromatic senses. Needless to say, once the smell goes away, many of us get air fresheners that make our car smell fruity or musky. Different aromas for distinct personalities are all well and good. But what occurs when you start smelling something in your car that you never smelled before. In the following paragraphs we’re going to be examining smells you should not have in your car and what they could mean.
One odor you could possibly run into is something that smells sickly sweet. This smell could mean that there is a leak in your coolant system. Even though this is often a tiny leak, it is something you will want to get fixed right away before it causes other troubles. You can even come across an odor that is very strong. If you have this strong smell, it may possibly mean that the heater core is leaking within your car. Just as before this is something to have fixed immediately as the fumes are not good for you to be breathing in and the lack of coolant can lead to other issues.
You might also notice that you can smell the exhaust in the car. This is a good clue that there can be a hole within your exhaust system. And in case the smell is indeed awful it could also mean that your doors are not securing properly or you may have rusted out holes in your floorboards. This is a circumstance that must be fixed right away as the fumes are very dangerous to inhale.
Some time back, I went to the gas station to fill my tank and when I left, I was able to still smell the gas. I did not think anything of it but the next day, I could still smell gas in my car. I had the car looked at and they came upon a small leak on the top portion of my gasoline tank. This is almost certainly the single most dangerous smells because with the leaking gas even a small spark could ignite it. Not a single thing is more horrifying than your fuel tank catching on fire. So if you are constantly smelling gas within your car, get your car looked at immediately.
Finally, you may experience the odor of rotten eggs emanating from your car. If you find this kind of smell in your car it is more than likely caused by the fact that your catalytic converter has become clogged. After all this without having the proper exhaust you may wind up doing more damage to your car. Thus you should have this inspected and resolved as soon as possible.
There are more odd smells that you could come across while you use your car. Keep in mind this is your car and so if you smell something strange there is probably an issue and you should get it to the shop.