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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...
How to Get the Smoke Smell Out of Your Car
If you smoke in your car it can lead to bad smells. Use baking soda and fabric freshener on car upholstery to remove the smoke smell from your car.
How to Clean the Interior Roof of a Car
Car headliner fabric can absorb smells and become stained. Use a car upholstery cleaner to clean your car's interior fabric and roof.
Is it Safe to Drive With an EVAP Leak?
While it is safe to drive with an EVAP system leak, it causes excess car pollution. Fixing the problem is often as simple as tightening the gas cap.
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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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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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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Burning Smell and Squeaking Wheel 2007 Honda Civic
Hello - the smell and "hot" symptoms you describe suggest your rear brake is dragging on that rear wheel. This could be an emergency brake cable which is not releasing, or a frozen brake cylinder or caliper. I recommend a...
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Why would I smell exhaust on the inside of my 2006 Volkswagen
Hello. I would need to know the model of your Volkswagen in order to be able to give you very accurate information, but it sounds like there is an exhaust leak. If there is a fairly loud noise coming from...
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I have a Lexus RX 350 (2008). This morning it suddenly showed the engine light indicator and started vibrating.
The burning smell and vibrations could have been caused by the engine misfiring and making the exhaust come through the intake or there is an electrical issue that is burning on the exhaust system. I recommend seeking out a professional,...
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tapping from under the hood, faint exhaust smell, poor performance
Hello, thank you for writing in. Typically a tapping sound from the engine is a valve issue. This would also help explain why you may be smelling gas or exhaust build up. When intake or exhaust valves are not functioning,...
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Burning plastic-like smell when braked for more than 10-20 seconds
If the odor is coming from your car (as opposed to perhaps surrounding cars which can happen) and you are only detecting the odor on application of the brakes, a possibility is the brake caliper is failing to retract and...
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Why do I continue to have a burning oil and fuel smell in my 2009 Dodge Charger
Hello. This can be caused by a number of things. If you continue to have leaks in the engine then there may be too much pressure built up in the engine. This is usually caused by excessive blow by due...
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Car turns off when im at complete stop but not when parked
Hello, thank you for writing in. Finding the cause of your issues is going to be a process of elimination. There are several components you are going to want to check and test if possible. First, have your vehicle scanned...
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Rough idle and there is a raw fuel smell coming from the exhaust.
If the spark plugs were replaced and there is too much fuel in the exhaust system, then the injectors are leaking and not spraying (atomizing) the fuel properly. A leaking fuel o-ring will make the fuel puddle up outside of...
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Hello, I have an I35 Infinity 2002. Car wouldn't go pass 40 and acted like it wanted to shut off. I parked the car and saw white smoke.
If your engine is smoking white and has the smell of oil, then check for any oil leaks that would be leaking onto the exhaust pipe and burning off. The white smoke is water burning in the chamber and getting...
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1997 buick lesabre dies when gas pedal is released
Sounds like the fuel pump has stopped working or is slightly flowing the fuel. When pressing on the gas pedal to the floor and a fuel pump is barely working, then the engine vacuum can draw the fuel in as...
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Turns over but will not start and has a strong odor of gas.
Check the location of where the fuel smell is emitting from on your vehicle. If the fuel smell is coming from the fuel tank area, then the fuel pump, fuel line, fuel filter, fuel fuller neck, charcoal canister, or the...

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