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Types of Unusual Vehicle Smells

Types of Unusual Vehicle Smells

If you want to keep your car performing optimally, you need to pay attention to the kind of smell it is producing. Some smells should tell you that something is wrong, and therefore, when you notice that your car is producing a peculiar smell, you should not ignore it. Below is a rundown of some unusual vehicle smells and what they mean. Rotten Eggs The smell of rotten eggs indicates that there is an issue with the catalytic converter. The catalytic converter is responsible for converting the hydrogen sulfide in the exhaust into sulfur dioxide. Therefore, when it is not working properly, hydrogen sulfide will not be converted into hydrogen dioxide, and hence the smell of rotten eggs. If the issue is not fixed promptly, it may lead to a catalytic meltdown, and consequently, cost you more in repairs. Burnt Carpet The smell of burnt carpet usually indicates issues with the brakes. Therefore, if it happens under normal driving conditions, you should get your brakes checked right away ... read more

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