Is it Safe to Drive With a Gas Leak?

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If you notice the smell of gas once you get into your vehicle, this could be a sign of a gas leak. A gas leak can be dangerous to drive with because it is flammable and it creates a slick surface for other drivers.

Here are some tips explaining why it is not safe driving with a gas leak:

  • A gas leak is one of the leading causes of a vehicle fire. This is because gas is very flammable. There is potential for significant burns, injury, and even death from gas leak fires, so it is best not to drive a vehicle that has a gas leak.

  • One reason your vehicle may have a gas leak could be due to a hole in the gas tank. If it is a small hole, the mechanic may be able to fix it with a patch. If the hole is large, the entire tank may need to be replaced.

  • Other reasons a gas leak occur is because of bad fuel lines, gas tank cap issues, broken fuel injectors, fuel pressure regulator issues, and gas tank vent hose problems. If you suspect your vehicle has any of these problems are, you should get it looked at right away.

  • Besides the smell of gas, an additional sign you may have a gas leak is going through fuel faster than you did before. If you notice you are filling up your car more, you may have a gas leak.

  • Another sign of a gas leak is a rough idle, which means the vehicle is not smooth while it is on, but not in motion. A second sign that goes along with this is excessive strain on the vehicle while you are attempting to start the engine. If you notice either of these two signs separately or together, get your vehicle inspected.

A gas leak can cause an explosion or fire if the vapors or gasoline come into contact with a heat source. This heat source can be something simple as a small spark or a hot surface. If this happens, the gas may ignite putting the passengers of the vehicle and other objects around the car in danger.


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Verne

16 years of experience
16 reviews
Verne
16 years of experience
Toyota Corolla - Fuel is leaking from gas tank - Vallejo, California
Verne showed up on time and assist the problem in my car. He found a leaking injector and promptly applied the necessary repair in a professional manner.....
Mercury Grand Marquis - Fuel is leaking from gas tank - Vallejo, California
Verne was extremely polite and knowledgable. He told me exactly what was wrong with the car so I could purchase the parts and have them installed on a later date. While he was here, he even fixed a problem I was having with the car that had absolutely nothing to do with the service. 10/10

Brandon

18 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
Chevrolet Spark - Fuel is leaking from gas tank - Lake Mary, Florida
Called a few hours before the appointment and stated he could be there early which was great. I had a busted fuel line which required lowering the gas tank which was too dangerous to do in the street but he explained everything and took pictures so I will not get ripped off when I take it into the shop.
Dodge Grand Caravan - Fuel is leaking from gas tank - Orlando, Florida
Brandon had a wonderful professional manner, eased the customers anxiety. Was very thoughtful when answering questions.

Frank

6 years of experience
126 reviews
Frank
6 years of experience
Jeep Grand Cherokee - Fuel is leaking from gas tank - Chicago, Illinois
Frank was the mechanic that worked on my vehicle. He arrived on time and He was very knowledgeable about my vehicle and explained to me in detail what he found wrong. He instructed me on what part I needed to replace and options on where to go find it. He is a very nice and respectful young man and hard working. He is truly an asset to the company and i would recommend him to my family and friends.

Bernie

50 years of experience
48 reviews
Bernie
50 years of experience
Dodge Caliber - Fuel is leaking from gas tank - Trenton, New Jersey
Mechanic was awesome and knowledgeable, finished work quickly, explained what else my car needed, and even topped off my coolant, I'm booking him two days from now to do some additional work I wasn't aware of.

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