Why Does My Car Smell Like Gas?

Woman covering nose from bad smell in car

Why does my car smell like gas and what should I do about it? We hear this questions from our Marlton and Vineland drivers all the time at the service center. The answer is that the smell of gas is just one symptom, so it’s important to get a proper diagnosis and resolution at Honda of Turnersville. You may be dealing with a little spilled gas from your last fill-up, but it could be something more serious as well. Get more service tips with Honda of Turnersville, and visit us in Turnersville to get your car back in gear.



Lingering Gas Fumes

One of the most common — and harmless —reasons a car smells like gas is just lingering fumes. If you’ve been to the gas station recently, sometimes the gas fumes stick around in the cabin. You could have spilled a few drops of gas around the vehicle as well, which can intensify the scent. But under normal circumstances, the gas smell will fade and disappear with time.

Leak in the Fuel System

What if you see liquid pooling under the car? This can indicate an issue with the gas system. We recommend scheduling your appointment promptly, because gas puddles are flammable.

You might be able to pinpoint the source of the leak as you navigate Berlin. If you notice your car smells like gas when you’re driving and right after you park, the fuel injection line is likely the culprit.

Fuel Pressure Regulator Issues

Let’s say your car isn’t leaking and you haven’t been to the gas pump in a few days. Why does my car smell like gas? It could be a problem with the fuel pressure regulator. This can cause your car to burn through gas faster than it should, creating more gas fumes and decreasing your fuel economy.

Schedule Service at Honda of Turnersville Today

Visit Honda of Turnersville to solve your car problems for good. Our team can inspect your vehicle and diagnose your problem properly, so it doesn’t happen again. Schedule your service with our team or contact us with any questions. We’d be happy to help, and we even offer rotating service specials to give your wallet a break.


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