You have finally identified the fuel leak that had been a problem for several days but now you can’t get rid of the smell of gasoline that pollutes the interior of your Vauxhall Corsa.
If you have not yet identified the origin of the fuel smell, we suggest that you check out our article on the subject: “Vauxhall Corsa smelling like gasoline”.
In the case you have identified it, we will describe how to solve it and bring back a healthy smell in your Vauxhall Corsa.
Different steps to remove the smell in your Vauxhall Corsa
First of all, if the fuel source is inside, you must discover it and absorb as much as possible. Use 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 Vauxhall Corsa, use the help of the sun. Indeed, if you keep 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 Vauxhall Corsa. Apply vigorously with a cloth or the green side of a sponge. You will also need to throw away what you work with here.
Another useful mixture is a mixture between a third of water, vinegar and finally baking soda. Also very powerful in getting rid of odours in your Vauxhall Corsa.
Rub vigorously for a few minutes. Then, you must dry out 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 tips to permanently do away with the smell in your Vauxhall Corsa.
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 employ baking soda, which will absorb these annoying odours of your Vauxhall Corsa. Sprinkle the area and let it work for a few hours. Repeat the operation for several days for an ideal effect.
Another very powerful product that we don’t necessarily think about is cat litter. Indeed, this is basically meant to keep and absorb the odours of cats that are strong. So it also succeeds very well for your Vauxhall Corsa. 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 spot 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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