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Why Does My Car Smell Like Gas?

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If your car smells like gas, it can be something that gives you anxiety. Why does your car smell like gas? It could be something simple like a lingering gas smell from when you last hit the pump, but there’s also the possibility that it’s something more serious. If the worst happens and you do need to hit the service center, you can count on the Ron Sayer Nissan team to do right by you. We’re the experts when it comes to convenience in car repair near Pocatello and Ammon.

Lingering Gas Fumes 

Gas fumes from the pump are the most common reason your car smells like gas. The scent of gas can linger in your Rexburg car. That means that if you recently went to the gas station for a fill-up, or other drivers have filled up their tanks nearby, the gas fumes might be in your cabin. If you spilled some gas in or around your vehicle, that’s another reason why you might smell gas when you’re inside your vehicle. If this is the case there’s no cause for concern. The smell will fade in time unless something else is going on with your vehicle.

Leak in the Fuel System

 It might be difficult to find a leak in the fuel system because they can occur in any part of your gas system. If you notice puddles of gas that are beneath your car, that’s generally a sign there’s an issue with your gas system. Pay attention to when you smell the gas. If you notice the smell while you’re driving and right after you park, there’s a good chance that there’s a leak in the fuel injection line. You’ll want to get a possible fuel system leak looked at quickly because the gas puddles are flammable.

Fuel Pressure Regulator Issues 

An issue with your fuel pressure regulator system can also lead to a lingering gas smell. If there’s a fuel pressure regulator malfunction, the mixture of fuel in your car will suffer. It’ll either become too syrupy or too thin. This causes the engine to burn through your fuel too quickly. It’s your engine that burns through gas too quickly, and more gas fumes will leak from the exhaust. The fumes can travel through the ventilation system and find their way inside your cabin. In addition, fuel pressure regulator problems can lower your fuel efficiency. That means that if you suspect something wrong with your fuel pressure regulator, schedule service with us.

Schedule Service at Ron Sayer Nissan Today! 

We invite you to contact our service department today with any questions you may have about your car. If your car smells like gas, we’ll get it fixed in no time flat. We are in the business of making things right for local drivers who just want to get back on the road. We’re conveniently located near you in Idaho Falls!

 

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