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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.

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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.

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April 18, 2011

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

By Bill from Sonora, CA


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?


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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February 15, 2016

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


September 17, 20170 found this helpful

It kind of just depends on what you are using to soak up the gasoline. Cat litter works pretty good to soak things like this up out of the carpet.


You may need to do a thorough carpet and upholstery cleaning with a degreaser to remove the smell also.

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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


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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April 18, 20111 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 Payne from Tacoma, WA

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