The new car small doesn’t last forever but sometimes there is a smell that your vehicle gives off that just doesn’t smell right. As a car owner it is important to look, or should we say, smell, for these possible warning signs.
If you smell burnt rubber, this could be due to loose hoses or slipping drive belts that could be rubbing against your vehicle’s drive pulleys. If you smell hot oil, this is probably from oil leaking within the exhaust system. To find out where the oil is leaking from, look at the paving for any oil stains, this will help you detect the area that needs to be fixed.
If you get a strong scent of petrol, this can be a sign of a petrol leak in your petrol tank, this should be fixed immediately as this can lead to a possible fire hazard. The smell of sweet syrup could be a result of your engine coolant leaking; this needs to be changed to ensure your engine doesn’t over heat, resulting in further problems. If something smells like a burnt carpet when you drive, this could be a sign of brake trouble that should be changed as soon as possible to avoid an accident due to a braking problem. The smell of rotten eggs, could be your catalytic converter not converting the hydrogen sulfide in the exhaust to sulfur dioxide properly, which can be a quickly changed when detected early.
When you smell any peculiar odours coming from your vehicle, it is best to get a professional to assist you. These odours are warning signs and should not be ignored.