Merrillville and Schererville Auto Repair

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Operating Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Operating Hours: Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

What Are Some Bad Vehicle Smells?

Since you probably spend a good amount of time in your car, you know what smells normal and what smells off. When your nose catches a stench, it may be a good idea for you to find out where it is coming from and what it means. Read on to learn more about common vehicle smells and what kind of trouble they tell.


Unless you’re filling up at a gas station, you should not really smell gasoline in your car. It could mean a couple of things. It could be possible that you leaked a couple of drops on yourself while filling up. Otherwise, a lingering smell could mean you have a gas tank leak or a messed-up fuel injector. To be certain, you will want to have the car, SUV, or truck checked out by one of our professional technicians.


If you smell this in your car, it is certainly something you should never ignore. A leak in the exhaust system can cause inefficiency and even health problems. We highly advise you get this checked out right away.


If you smell a sweet aroma, you are most likely smelling coolant. Since coolant fluid is supposed to be in a closed system, you’re likely dealing with a leak. To avoid overheating, please bring your car to our auto repair shop soon.

Rotten Eggs

A rotten egg smell is probably the most concerning. It is likely that some part, specifically the catalytic converter, is broken. 


If you encounter some unusual smells in your car, please call or visit M&M Car Care Center soon. We will diagnose your vehicle accurately and get your repairs done in a timely manner.