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Why Does My Car Smell Strange?

Why Does My Car Smell Strange?

Sometimes cars can make some funky smells but it's not just inconvenient -- and maybe a little embarrassing. If your car is smelling weird, it means there's something wrong. The good news is the type of smell will probably tell you what the problem is. Burning If it smells like something is burning, that's because it probably is. It might be worn-out brake pads, a burned-out electrical fuse, or an overheated A/C compressor. It if smells like burning rubber, it could be oil or fluid leaking onto a hot engine, or it could be a loosened belt or rubber hose. In any case, it's best to take your car in to get it checked out. Exhaust This is very serious! If you're smelling exhaust fumes inside the car, there is likely a leak in the exhaust system, which means it's leaking deadly carbon monoxide fumes inside the car. That can be quiet and deadly for humans and pets and it has to get taken care of right away. Musty If it smells musty, that can turn into a real pr ... read more