You have at last determined 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 Vauxkhall Astra.
If you have not quite identified the origin of the fuel smell, we recommend that you check out our article on the subject: “Vauxkhall Astra smelling like gasoline”.
However, if you have identified it, we will explain how to remedy it and restore a healthy smell in your Vauxkhall Astra.
Different steps to remove the smell in your Vauxkhall Astra
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 discarded after handling as they will not be reusable.
For the remaining fuel that you capable to absorb inside your Vauxkhall Astra, use the help of the sun. Actually, 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 recommend using carpet shampoo mixed with water. Prepare this in a bucket to come with a homogeneous mixture. It will be efficient for your Vauxkhall Astra. Rub vigorously with a cloth or the green side of a sponge. You will also have 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 effective in eliminating odours in your Vauxkhall Astra.
Rub vigorously for a few minutes. Then, you must dry 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 cleaned out, here are some strategies to permanently remove the smell in your Vauxkhall Astra.
First reflex, an anti-odour spray, special for cars. Be cautious, however, if you have leather or other coating in your car. Use something suitable.
Alternatively, you can employ baking soda, which will absorb these unpleasant odours of your Vauxkhall Astra. Sprinkle the area and let it work for a few hours. Repeat the operation for several days for an ideal effect.
Another very effective product that we don’t often think about is cat litter. Actually, this is basically meant to keep and absorb the odours of cats that are strong. So it also will work very well for your Vauxkhall Astra. It is recommended to let it work a little longer than baking soda (a full day would be very effective).
Finally, we advise that you use ground coffee in the spot in question, it also has very good odour absorbing effects.
Here are the different tips you can practice to find a clean and odourless interior.
In the event that you have any additional questions about the Vauxkhall Astra, do not hesitate to consult our Vauxkhall Astra category.