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What Do Car Smells Mean?

What Do Car Smells Mean?

Do you keep catching an unusual or off-putting smell every time you come near your car? Typically, a one-time occasion is enough for drivers to shrug off. But if a smell is lingering, you should have a professional mechanic check it out.    Certain car odors can be indicative of a major issue from within your vehicle. Here are some of the most concerning vehicle smells and what they mean for your car: Rotten Eggs If you catch the rancid smell of rotten eggs, there's a good chance that it is coming from your catalytic converter. If your cat goes bad, it means your emissions system is struggling to transform and transport gasses out of your vehicle.  Gasoline While it is normal to smell gasoline at the pump, it is not normal to smell it any other time while you're driving. If you catch this scent, please be on the lookout for potential gas leaks. These leaks can occur anywhere between the fuel injector line or gas tank. Not only are gas leaks costly, but they ... read more

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