Why Do I Smell Gas?

If you’re smelling gas while you’re driving, you need to get to an auto repair shop in Metairie-New Orleans as soon as you can.

It’s (finally) the weekend and you’re looking forward to the Krewe du Vieux parade and the Monster Jam tomorrow. But you are a bit concerned about driving anywhere in the Metairie-New Orleans area because you’ve started smelling gas inside your car.

You’re right to be concerned. As simple-car-answers.com says, “You should never have a fuel smell in your vehicle, it’s a sure sign of a problem, and it’s potentially very dangerous.”

Simple-car-answers says the most common reasons for the smell are a missing gas cap, a faulty canister, or a leak. The leak could be in your fuel line, tank or fuel injector. While the reason for the smell is important when it comes to getting it fixed, simple-car-answers says the cause should not be your immediate concern.

“It really doesn’t matter what is causing the gasoline smell in your car, you just need to have it fixed as soon as you start smelling fuel,” the website says. “If the fuel leak is near the engine or exhaust, it could result in a fire and a potential total loss of your vehicle.  The fuel liquid is not the danger, the danger is the fumes, you see, liquid gasoline does not burn; the fumes are what catch fire.”

Time to drop by one of Twin Tire and Auto Care’s three car repair locations in Harvey, Marrero or Hammond where we service all types of cars and light trucks. (If you have trouble with your heavy truck, bring it to our Harahan shop.) Twin Tire has been the trusted, reliable auto repair shop in Metairie-New Orleans for more than 40 years. While you’re here, ask us about our $25 gift certificate to use whatever way you want (except on a conventional oil change). But you need to act fast – the gift certificate is only good through tomorrow.

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