Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Gas smell around car

asked by on

My car was parked in the garage and I am smelling gas. I also smell it around the car on the rear driver's side.

A: As a safety precaution do not park the vehi...

As a safety precaution do not park the vehicle in the garage until the problem is fixed. The gas tank is made out of plastic and you may have a leaking tank or fuel line. The easiest thing to check is if the fuel cap is loose or the seal on it is damaged. You can also look under vehicle to see if a gas leak is seen. I recommend having a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, inspect if there is any fuel leaking from the gas tank.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: My car has been pinging for months now and I need your professional help

Hello. If the spark plugs are rusty, that is typically an indication of water or coolant inside the combustion chamber. This is only possible if there is a crack in the engine block or cylinder head damage. However, it's also...

Q: Car won't shift into high gear

This vehicle is equipped with an electronically controlled transmission. When the vehicle will not shift into high gear, it is in a safe mode which prevents damage until the issue is resolved. A qualified technician will be able to diagnose...

Q: Service engine light is on.

I would ask for help from a mechanic with a scan tool to check what code is being set in your computer. Consider one of the mechanics from YourMechanic to come out with their equipment to diagnose why your car...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.