It’s impossible to resist a smell of a new auto. Almost nothing can rival the pleasant aroma that the blend of leather and plastic can provide. Not surprisingly, as soon as the smell goes away, many of us get air fresheners that make our car smell fruity or musky. This all is great given that all of us have their own likes and dislikes. But, what will happen if you start to notice an odd smell in your car. In this article, we will take a look at specifically what certain smells could signify for your car.
One of the first problems that one thinks of is a sick sweet smell. If you have this smell, it could suggest that you have a leak in your coolant system. Even though this might be a minor leak, it is something you will want to get fixed right away before it causes other troubles. You may smell an odor that may be terribly strong. This powerful smell indicates the heater core is leaky. Remember this is something to get fixed immediately as the fumes are not good for you to be breathing in and the lack of coolant can lead to other issues.
You could also notice that it is possible to smell the exhaust in your car. This isn’t normal most likely indicates that you have a gap somewhere in your exhaust system. If the smell is very noticeable, it could mean that you have got gaps in the floorboard caused by rust or the doors are not sealing very well. Smelling the exhaust just isn’t good for your health at all so you will need to have this checked and fixed without delay.
A while back, I visited the gas station to fill my tank and when I left, I was able to still smell the gas. I did not think a single thing of it however the next day, I was able to still smell gas in my car. It turned out I had a leak in the top of my gas tank. It is probably the most dangerous smell since any trigger could blow up the entire car and kill someone. So I need not tell you what goes on when your fuel tank catches on fire. So if you ever smell gas, get your car to a auto mechanic immediately.
And lastly, you may notice a rotten egg smell. It is in all probability that the smell is caused by a clogged catalytic converter. This isn’t inevitably dangerous to your well being but it could result in some damage to your car if it’s not taken care of in a timely manner. So you will also need to get this fixed as early as you can.
There are more odd smells that you might come across as you use your car. So you would be wise to have your car looked at to be sure everything is running fine.