Brandon Auto Repair

Why Does My Car Smell Like Gasoline? Advice From Your Brandon Mechanic

With over 30 years of experience serving the community of Brandon FL and surrounding areas, Clarke Automotive is proud to be the Brandon FL mechanic that you trust. We love providing an affordable means for our customers to service and repair their import and domestic vehicles. We also love providing education and advice on issues that we commonly see come through our doors. Today we're specifically talking about the issue of your car smelling like gas.

It's important to know that you should never have a fuel smell in your car as it can be very dangerous. Trust us, we've seen a lot of fuel leaks in our career. The most common causes:

  1. Fuel injector leak
  2. Fuel tank leak
  3. Fuel line leak
  4. Faulty canister
  5. Missing gas cap

It's important to know that at the end of the day, it doesn't really matter what is causing the fuel smell in your car. you just need to bring your car in to Clarke Automotive as soon as you start noticing the gasoline smell. If your fuel leak is near the exhaust or engine, you're riding in a vehicle that has an increased risk of fire and possible even total loss of the car. Remember, the fuel liquid itself is not the danger that you should be worried about but rather it is the fumes that you can't see. Liquid gasoline does not even burn! The fumes are what catches fire.

Here at Clarke Automotive, one of our top concerns is your safety on the road and in your vehicle. If you smell gasoline in or around your car, call us today.