You have finally identified the fuel leak that had been a problem for several days but now you can’t eliminate the smell of gasoline that pollutes the interior of your Dodge Caliber.
If you have not yet discovered the origin of the fuel smell, we suggest that you check out our article on the subject: “Dodge Caliber smelling like gasoline”.
If you have identified it, we will describe how to solve it and restore a healthy smell in your Dodge Caliber.
Different steps to remove the smell in your Dodge Caliber
First of all, if the fuel source is inside, you must discover it and absorb as much as possible. Make use of old cloths or mops that should be thrown away after handling as they will not be reusable.
For the remaining fuel that you are unable to absorb inside your Dodge Caliber, use the support of the sun. Indeed, if you leave your vehicle in full sun for a few hours, some of it will disappear.
Now, for the remaining part, you need to prepare a refreshing mixture.
We suggest using carpet shampoo mixed with water. Prepare this in a bucket to come with a homogeneous mixture. It will be efficient for your Dodge Caliber. Apply 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 Dodge Caliber.
Rub vigorously for a few minutes. Then, you must dry out as much of the area as possible by absorbing with different cloths. The sun will do the end of the work.
Now that the stain is wiped clean, here are some strategies to permanently do away with the smell in your Dodge Caliber.
First reflex, an anti-odour spray, special for cars. Be careful, 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 Dodge Caliber. 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 necessarily think about is cat litter. Indeed, this is basically meant to retain and absorb the odours of cats that are strong. So it also succeeds very well for your Dodge Caliber. It is recommended to let it work a little longer than baking soda (a full day would be very effective).
Finally, we recommend 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.
To discover more tips on the Dodge Caliber, take a look at the Dodge Caliber category.