You have at last identified the fuel leak that had been difficulty for several days but now you can’t get rid of the smell of gasoline that pollutes the interior of your Bmw 1 series.
If you have not quite determined the origin of the fuel smell, we recommend that you have a look at our article on the subject: “Bmw 1 series smelling like gasoline”.
If you have identified it, we will explain how to remedy it and bring back a healthy smell in your Bmw 1 series.
Different steps to remove the smell in your Bmw 1 series
First of all, if the fuel source is inside, you must identify it and absorb as much as possible. Use old cloths or mops that should be discarded after handling as they will not be reusable.
For the remaining fuel that you capable to absorb inside your Bmw 1 series, use the help of the sun. Indeed, if you leave your vehicle in full sun for a few hours, some of it will evaporate.
Now, for the remaining part, you must prepare a refreshing mixture.
We recommend using carpet shampoo mixed with water. Prepare this in a bucket to come with a homogeneous mixture. It will be efficient for your Bmw 1 series. Rub vigorously with a cloth or the green side of a sponge. You will also need to throw away what you use here.
Another usable mixture is a mixture between a third of water, vinegar and finally baking soda. Also very effective in eliminating odours in your Bmw 1 series.
Rub vigorously for a few minutes. Then, you must dry as much of the spot as possible by absorbing with different cloths. The sun will complete the end of the work.
Now that the stain is cleaned, here are some suggestions to permanently clear away the smell in your Bmw 1 series.
First reflex, an anti-odour spray, special for cars. Be cautious, however, if you have leather or other coating in your car. Take something suitable.
Alternatively, you can use baking soda, which will absorb these unpleasant odours of your Bmw 1 series. Sprinkle the area and let it work for a few hours. Repeat the operation for several days for an optimal effect.
Another very effective product that we don’t always think about is cat litter. Indeed, this is basically meant to keep and absorb the odours of cats that are long lasting. So it also works very well for your Bmw 1 series. It is recommended to let it work a little longer than baking soda (a full day would be very effective).
Finally, we encourage that you use ground coffee in the area in question, it also has very effective odour absorbing effects.
Here are the different tips you can practice to find a clean and odourless interior.
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