The nose knows. Or so it’s said. So, the next time you smell a strange odor in your car, you’ll want to take note because it could provide a critical clue as to what’s happening with your car.
Some of the more common smells to be in tune to:
- Rotten eggs
- Burning carpet
Whatever it may be, ignoring it can wind up doing more damage to your car.
Here are 6 to pay special attention to:
- Rotten Eggs: could be the sign of catalytic converter problems
- Burning Carpet: could be a clue your brakes are bad
- Sweet: could indicate you’re leaking coolant from your engine.
- Rubber burning: this scent could mean you have problems with a loose belt or hose rubbing
- Hot oil: could mean you’re leaking oil, which you might see on your driveway.
- Gasoline: Smelling it after you fill-up is normal. But, if you smell it when you’re driving you likely have a gas leak in a line or the tank. This is potentially a huge fire hazard so take precaution and don’t drive it.
- Mildew or Musty: this is often smelled when you turn the air conditioner. All signs point to an a/c evaporator in this situation.
All of these potential problems range in price. But, finding a trusted mechanic through GarageFly.com can ensure you make a valuable investment in the lifetime of your car.