Car Warning Smells


When you car starts giving off an unusual smell, its time to take it into your trusted automotive repair shop, Jim’s German Auto.

Common Smells and What They Mean:

Burnt Rubber – This smell could mean slipping drive belts or misplaced loose hoses that might be rubbing against rotating accessory drive pulleys.

Hot Oil – The smell of hot oil could mean that oil is leaking onto the exhaust system. To verify the leak, look for oil on he pavement or smoke coming from the engine area.

Gasoline – This smell is likely the sign of a gas leak, possibly a fuel injector line of the fuel tank.

Syrup – The smell of syrup may e a sign that the car is leaking engine coolant from a component related to the cars cooling system.

Burning Carpet – This smell could be a sign of brake trouble. Have your brakes checked right away, especially if this smell i happening during normal driving conditions.

Rotten Eggs – This smell could mean the catalytic converter is not covering hydrogen sulfide in the exhaust to sulfur dioxide properly.

If you smell any of these please do not wait and bring you car into our service department and let our experts take a look.

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