Monthly Archives: January 2014

Six Concerning Car Smells

Six Concerning Car Smells

If you ever smell something odd coming from your car, there may be cause for concern. Here are six odors you shouldn’t ignore. If you smell burnt rubber, this could indicate a slipping drive belt or loose hoses rotating against rotating accessory drive pulleys. The smell of hot oil usually means that there is leak and oil is dripping onto the exhaust system. To check for leaks, look for oil on the pavement or smoke coming from the engine. Smell gasoline? It is likely a sign of a gas leak from either your fuel injector or your fuel tank. These issues should be tended to immediately since leaking gas could potentially be a fire hazard. Smell something sweet? Like Syrup? Engine coolant may be leaking from a component of the car’s cooling system. If you smell burning carpet, act fast! There may be a problem with your brakes! Rotten eggs—arguably the worst smell ... read more


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