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Q: smell gas

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I smell some gas fumes, not a whole lot.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: It is highly recommended that the vehicle n...

It is highly recommended that the vehicle not be driven until the source of the smell is identified. If there is a fuel leak, it could potentially cause a hazardous driving condition. It could be anything from an emissions vapor canister to a leaking fuel line. It would be best to have a certified mechanic take a look at the vehicle and locate where the fumes are coming from. Keep in mind that gasoline fumes are extremely flammable. If you need help identifying and repairing the issue, YourMechanic offers several options. They have trained mechanics that can come to your home, or place of business, and diagnose the cause of the smell and let you know what needs to be repaired.

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