Gasoline has a pungent odor that can make your car smell bad. Also, it can make you feel dizzy, dizzy, or nauseous. The first thing to do, if you can, is to get rid of the spill right after it has occurred by removing as much of the gasoline as possible. Afterward, scrub the stain. You can try a variety of tricks that help reduce the odor. However, if you can't locate the source of the spill, you should take your car to a mechanic to make sure it doesn't have a gas leak.
Part 1 of 3: Finding and Eliminating the Spill
Step 1. Locate the source of the scent
Sometimes the hardest part is knowing where the smell is coming from. It is often the fault of gasoline left on shoes or spilled from a container in the back of the car. Use your sense of smell to detect the source of the smell.
Step 2. Absorb all traces of gasoline
If the spill just happened, press a cloth on it to soak up as much gasoline as you can. It's best to use old rags so you can dispose of them after you're done.
Step 3. Let the gasoline evaporate
Once you've absorbed as much of the gasoline as possible, let the sun do the rest. Leave the car open in a sunny place to let the gas dry. Try to leave it open for 4 to 5 hours.
Part 2 of 3: Clean up the spill
Step 1. Prepare a cleaning solution
Make a simple solution with carpet shampoo and water. Use 3 cups (750 ml) of tap water and ½ cup (150 ml) of shampoo. Shake gently until well blended.
- Another option is to mix equal parts vinegar, baking soda, and water.
- You can also dissolve some dish soap in water and apply it in place of the baking soda.
Step 2. Scrub the mixture
Use a nylon brush or cloth and apply the mixture to the spill. Scrub and apply more mixture if necessary. Make sure to use a cloth or brush that you will no longer be using.
Step 3. Tap with the solution
Once the stain is removed, tap with the rags and solution. Make sure to use different rags for each step. Clean as much as possible with the cloth and then let it dry in the sun.
Part 3 of 3: Eliminate the odor
Step 1. Rub some coffee beans
Some people use coffee beans to eliminate the smell of gasoline with good results. All you have to do is rub the pimples on the affected area. After a week or so, vacuum the coffee and the smell will have subsided.
Some experts recommend trying coffee for a while before shampooing
Step 2. Pour in baking soda
Some people hide the smell by applying dry baking soda. Leave the baking soda on all the time. Change it after a month and add a new layer.
You can also use baby powder instead of baking soda
Step 3. Add a layer of cat litter
Another option is cat litter, which is designed to absorb moisture and odors. Pour it over the spill and leave it for at least a day before vacuuming it up. Repeat the process several times.
Step 4. Try a spray odor remover
These are designed for fabrics so they can make a difference when it comes to removing the smell of gasoline. Spray a good amount and let it air dry.