Is your car clean, but it still continues to smell? Schedule an appointment today if you notice these top 5 smells coming from your vehicle!
Have you ever parked your car and smelled raw fuel coming from it? Now, you know this is an odor you never want to smell coming from your vehicle. Fuel is combustible and certainly would not want to be blown to smithereens ever.
Hi, I’m Nancy at Kneble’s Auto Service Center. Now, here’s a list of five odors from your vehicle not to be ignored. But before I start, do not miss any of my newest videos by subscribing, liking, and following us on our newsletter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
First odor, raw fuel. This is a big red flag. The biggest of red flags. You need to address this immediately. As I mentioned prior, you should never smell raw fuel. There may be a leak from the fuel system such as your fuel lines or the tank area. Fuel can drip on an area such as your hot exhaust or your engine and cause a fire. So have your odor technician trace the source of this odor. Your fuel tank or your fuel lines could be rotted out and need replacing.
Number two odor is burning rubber. Burning rubber could be from the belts or hoses. It’s a sign that maybe they need replacing because they’re too loose or too tight. Now it doesn’t stop there though. The burning rubber smell, if it’s not coming from your engine but from your tires, it could mean your brakes are locking up. Burning rubber is not normal. So let us address it before it addresses you and fails your breaks.
We offer a free complimentary brake check by removing the wheels and inspecting your braking system to determine the source of the problem. Such as, as I said, the calibers may not be retracting and locking up.
Number three is that rotten, egg odor. Ugh. I know that smell. To me, rotten eggs remind me of low tide by the bay at the shore. But if you’re smelling that rotten eggs from your vehicle, that odor is probably sulfur coming from your exhaust, especially possibly the catalytic converter.
Because the function of the converter is to convert harmful gases like hydrogen sulfur into less harmless gasses, such as sulfur dioxide. As it fails, hence, you start to smell that horrible odor. You may need your catalytic converter replaced.
Before I continue to number four, if you’re dealing with any of these problems in the Atlanta County area or near Mays Landing, give us a call at (609) 625-3286 or come visit us at 5473 Somers Point Road in Mays Landing.
Burnt oil smell. You may not readily know the smell, but it becomes obvious when you do smell it. Oil could be leaking or dripping on your exhaust of the engine causing that burning smell. Also, notice if you have smoke coming from the tailpipe as this is a sign of the valve covers leaking. Don’t let this odor go undiagnosed.
Last but not least, the number five odor, that lovely sweet odor. Bet you didn’t expect that. Well, you’d expect that smell of the sweet odor inside your vehicle after you order takeout from Freddy J’s Bar & Kitchen. But coolant has a component that gives off a sweet smell like maple syrup.
So if you smell a sweet odor, have your vehicle checked for a coolant leak as coolant may be leaking from the heating system. Your technician can do a pressure test on the cooling system to determine the location of the leak.
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