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How to Get Rid of Bad Smells in Your Car
No one likes riding in a smelly car. Locate the source of the smell, then give your car a thorough clean to keep it smelling fresh.
Top 10 Bad Car Symptoms You Should Never Ignore
Ignoring car problems costs more than fixing them right away. Never ignore if your car has rough shifting, a shaky steering wheel, or is smoking.
How to Detail Your Car – DIY Tips & Tricks From a Pro
Detailing your car is the best way to make your car look great. Use car washing soap, a microfiber wash mitt, and a clay bar to detail your car.
How Long Does a Heat Shield Last?
The heat that is produced by the exhaust system of an engine is much higher than most people realize. With all of the vital and sensitive components that are on your engine,...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Fuel Return Hose
If your car has a carburetor and it gets flooded, fuel is leaking, or the car smells of gas, you may need to replace the fuel return hose.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Evaporative Emission Control Canister
Common signs include the Check Engine Light coming on, raw fuel smell coming from the back of the car, and a collapsed or leaking fuel tank.
How to Find Odors in a Car
Different problems can cause bad odors in a car. Inspect the inside and outside of the car, then take the necessary cleaning or repair procedures.
How to Remove Dog Odors from Your Car
It isn’t unusual for dog owners to take their furry friends along for trips in the car. After all, a dog is supposed to be man’s best friend....
How Long Does a Muffler Last?
A car is a very complicated piece of machinery. In order for the car that you have to run as intended, all of its components will have to work as intended. Taking the...
Why Does the Air Coming Through My A/C Vents Smell Bad?
Over time your car A/C system can start to smell unpleasant. If your A/C system smells bad check for mildew in the vents or install a new air filter.
How to Keep Your Car Smelling Fresh
You love that fresh new-car smell, but sadly, it only lasts for a little while. But don’t worry! You can keep your car smelling good all year round...
How to Make an Air Freshener for Your Car
No one likes riding in a smelly car. Make your own car air freshener with simple items and your favorite scent to keep your car smelling fresh.

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Getting fumes and smell while idling and driving
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 2003 Audi A4 to have fumes and a smell when idling. Generally any EVAP or gasoline vapor leaks will trigger a check engine light with an EVAP leak code. In some cases...
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Put new battery in due to sewege smell, now car wont start at all. Starter is good, what can it be and what can i do?
Hi there: There may be multiple problems going on with your Chevrolet Cruze that are causing the no start issue. First, if you're smelling an odd aroma from the AC vents upon start up, it's possible that you may have...
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Engine shakes at idle, burning smell, only in cold temperatures
Hi there. The vibration could be the engine mounts loose on your engine or transmission. The engine knocking noise could be the engine pinging as there is not enough fuel to burn and the cylinders are colder than normal. This...
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The truck shakes and there's an imminent smell of gas but no signs of leakage. When accelerating it also backfires multiple times.
Hi there. If there is a smell of fuel in the engine compartment, then the fuel injector o-rings are not sealing and causing the smell of fuel to vapor out. The backfire event is caused by the ignition either being...
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fuel injection service was done by a mechanic and I smell a chemical in my garage.
Hi there. Sounds like the mechanic used a chemical that includes washer cleaner that helps clean out the fuel injectors. This can burn, but it is very toxic. I recommend venting the garage while the fuel is being burned until...
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It will crank but will not turn on. Leaving a smell of gas
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having spark issues. If the spark is not strong enough to ignite all of the fuel, or does not ignite the fuel at all, the spark plugs may not be...
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When heat is on outside air, exhaust smell. Not when circulating air. Worse when standing behind other cars.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is designed to pull in the air in from around the vehicle to use in heating the air. When on that setting, the engine is pulling in exhaust fumes. This means that...
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I have a strong burnt metal smell.
Most of the time, bad smells indicate leaks. Oil, coolant, or brake fluid can leak onto hot surfaces and cause some really potent eye burning type smells. But in your case, I'm suspicious of the brakes. If you have a...
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I am smelling what seems to be exhaust and or radiator coolant inside of my car.
If you think you're smelling coolant inside your Audi, then you probably are. I can't say that coolant smells like exhaust, but I guess that is subjective. Audi has always had problems with leaky heater cores, so when your car...
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Slight smell of gas or oil and poorer mpg fuel efficiency
This may be a result of a faulty oxygen sensor. As you may know the oxygen sensors which are part of your emissions system read exhaust gases to determine whether or not the appropriate amount of oxygen is present in...
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I have an exhaust smell in my car and I need to figure out why and where it is coming from?
Hi there. First check the blend doors to the heater / air conditioning system. If you are smelling ambient air smells in the cab, then the blend doors may be opening to the outside air. For the exhaust leak, check...
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smell of gasoline in the front seen when driving after fuel pump and filter replacement
Hello there, many issues will cause a fuel smell in your 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander. Fuel smell from spills can linger for some time on the vehicle, especially if the fuel was inside the vehicle at all. If the fuel smell...
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Burning smell when constantly doing maneuvers - 2003 Vauxhall Corsa
Hello there. Unfortunately, we don't typically work on Vauxhall Corsas here in the U.S., but there are a few items that could cause a burning smell including a leaking engine or transmission oil, a "petrol" leak under the hood (as...
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I have a smell coming from under the hood when I turn the heater on.
Hi there. The smell would be the cabin air filter causing the odor to fumigate the area. Find the cabin air filter and replace the filter with a new one. Usually the filter is found in a trap door behind...
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Check Engine Light was on with a gas smell. I took it to the dealer.
I would ask what codes they found and how they determined the fuel pump was the cause. They likely diagnosed the pump by measuring fuel pressure. You didn't say what kind of Hyundai you have, but generally, fuel pressure should...
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There is a strong alcohol smell in the cabin
Hello, thank you for writing in. Does it smell sweet at all? I believe you are smelling glycol. This is the type of alcohol that is used in coolant that will keep it liquid at freezing temperatures. If you are...
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Smell of burning rubber 2013 Kia Rio
Hi there - the burned rubber smell you are experiencing could be a misaligned accessory (serpentine belt), a slipping belt, or a rubber hose that is touching something really hot under the hood. I would recommend an engine smell by...
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What does hot air below the driver' feet indicate?
Hi there: If the heater is not on and the vents are blowing hot air, it's possibly caused by a malfunction of the heater motor relay or the heater core. What's most likely happening is that there is an electrical...
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Engine oil cap popped out without a reason
Oil fill caps have very tight seals. They have to seal tightly because all of the crankcase vapors within the engine have to be confined and recycled through the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) system. Consequently, the only way the oil...
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There's a smell when I drive my car is it the clutch? My car has 23000 miles.
Hi there: When a clutch is wearing out or gives off a smell, it's usually similar to rotten eggs or burning rubber if it's actual clutch disks. There will be other indicators such as slipping of the clutch once the...

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