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Getting Rid of Gasoline Smell in Car

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The odor of spilled gasoline in your car can be overpowering. This is a guide about getting rid of gasoline smell in car.
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March 7, 20170 found this helpful

If you have spilled some gas in your car's trunk, it can be difficult to eliminate the odor. This is a guide about gas smell in car's trunk.

An empty trunk of a car.

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November 9, 20110 found this helpful

Gasoline odors can be very noxious, especially inside of a car. Since you can't remove your car's carpet it can be tough to remove spilled gasoline. This is a guide about cleaning gasoline from car carpet.

Disposing of Old Gasoline, Red gas can.

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April 18, 2011

How do I remove gasoline smell from my car's interior?

By Bill from Sonora, CA

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December 22, 20110 found this helpful
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Many years ago, my mother-in-law spilled kerosene in her car and her car insurance paid to have the carpet replaced. It doesn't hurt to ask your insurance company. Good luck.

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August 19, 2016

Gasoline spilled in the car. How do I get rid of the smell?

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September 14, 20160 found this helpful

i had a can of gasoline spill over in the back of my Focus, luckly i had a horse blanket and a plastic table cloth obsorbed up most of the liquid, but some did get on the cover of the wheel mat in the back, i took it out hung on the line and washed several times with dawn soap and sprayed with a water hose till it looked like all the gsasoline was washed away. what can i use to continue to get the smell out. thankyou.

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December 22, 2011

I spilled gas in the front seat of the car. How can I get rid of the smell? I need something more than "open the windows and air it"; that's been done and was not much help. I also put newspaper on the seat and put a heavy rock on top, hoping to absorb the gas, that helped some, but not much. Anybody have any ideas? Thanks.

By SharonH

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December 23, 20110 found this helpful

Have you tried plain charcoal and leave it in the vehicle for a few days? It works wonders on other odors.

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February 15, 2016

How long does it take usually to soak up all the gas spill and remove its odor?

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April 18, 20110 found this helpful

I have a 94 Mercury Cougar. I spilled gasoline in the trunk of the car. It is making the entire car reeks of the smell. How do I get rid of it?

By Steve from Tacoma, WA

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