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Q: i smell gas under the gas tank in my car

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i smell gas under the gas tank in my car
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi, and thanks for contacting YourMechanic....

Hi, and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. You may want to inspect the lines around your gas tank. They may be leaking or corroded causing the gas smell in your car. We do not recommend that you drive your vehicle if you have a potential gas leak for a number of safety and performance reasons. If you’d like, a YourMechanic certified technician can come to your location to help inspect this fuel leak, and suggest or make any necessary repairs.

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