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Q: Car smells like gas, possibly a leak.

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There is a gas smell inside the car. I suspect a leak.

If you smell fuel in your vehicle you almost certainly have a leak. I would recommend not to drive the vehicle until the source of the smell has been found. Mobile technicians from YourMechanic are available to inspect your fuel system for safety. Once the leak is found, I recommend having it repaired immediately to avoid any safety issues. Possible leak sources would include the fuel tank, fuel rail, fuel lines, and fuel filter. Ensure all of these items are looked over during the inspection.

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