You have finally determined the fuel leak that had been a problem for several days but now you can’t remove the smell of gasoline that pollutes the interior of your Volvo XC60.
If you have not quite identified the origin of the fuel smell, we recommend that you have a look at our article on the subject: “Volvo XC60 smelling like gasoline”.
If you have identified it, we will describe how to remedy it and restore a healthy smell in your Volvo XC60.
Different steps to remove the smell in your Volvo XC60
First of all, if the fuel source is inside, you must find 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 Volvo XC60, use the support 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 must prepare a cleaning mixture.
We recommend using carpet shampoo mixed with water. Prepare this in a bucket to have a homogeneous mixture. It will be efficient for your Volvo XC60. Rub vigorously with a cloth or the green side of a sponge. You will also have to throw away what you use here.
Another useful mixture is a mixture between a third of water, vinegar and finally baking soda. Also very powerful in eliminating odours in your Volvo XC60.
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 do the end of the work.
Now that the stain is wiped clean, here are some suggestions to permanently remove the smell in your Volvo XC60.
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 annoying odours of your Volvo XC60. Sprinkle the area and let it work for a few hours. Repeat the operation for several days for an optimal effect.
Another very powerful product that we don’t always 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 Volvo XC60. 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 make use of to find a clean and odourless interior.
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