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Yearly Archives: 2021

What is That Strange Smell in My Car?

What is That Strange Smell in My Car?

There are certain smells that you have come to expect from your vehicle. From your teenager's socks to rotten fruit that you forgot about; those smells can be dealt with. It is when you start to smell something unusual in your car that you should be concerned about. Such smells could very well be an indication that there is a problem looming that you need to have taken care of. Take Note of These Smells The following smells are not common and should give you pause to take notice and get your car checked out by a professional technician. You Start to Smell Gasoline While some gas smells are the result of a recent fill-up, they should not last long. If it has been quite some time since you stopped to fill the car up with gas, there could be an issue if you start to smell fumes. You could have a leaky fuel tank or injection system. This should be taken care of as soon as possible. You Can Smell the Exhaust from Inside Your Car You should never smell the exhaust inside your car ... read more

What are the Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

What are the Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

You might be surprised to find that the most important part of your car was invented over 150 years ago and has not changed much over the years. Yes, the four-stroke internal combustion engine powering the large majority of the estimated 1.4 billion cars on the road today has been around since the mid 19th century. Even though the engine has remained virtually unchanged, there have been many devices added to automobiles to improve different aspects of performance. One of the devices contributing to improved emissions performance is the catalytic converter. The catalytic converter is a large metal box located between the engine and the tailpipe of a car. It has an intake pipe connected to the engine and an output pipe connected to the exhaust system. The inside of the catalytic converter is a dense honeycomb of ceramic and is coated with catalysts. This catalyst covered honeycomb takes harmful gases like carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon produced by the engine and splits the gases into s ... read more

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