You have finally found the fuel leak that had been difficulty for several days but now you can’t eliminate the smell of gasoline that pollutes the interior of your Ford Focus.
If you have not quite identified the origin of the fuel smell, we advise that you have a look at our article on the subject: “Ford Focus smelling like gasoline”.
In the case you have identified it, we will explain how to remedy it and bring back a healthy smell in your Ford Focus.
Different steps to remove the smell in your Ford Focus
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 cannot absorb inside your Ford Focus, use the support of the sun. Actually, 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 refreshing mixture.
We advise using carpet shampoo mixed with water. Prepare this in a bucket to come with a homogeneous mixture. It will be efficient for your Ford Focus. 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 usable mixture is a mixture between a third of water, vinegar and finally baking soda. Also very effective in removing odours in your Ford Focus.
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 tips to permanently clear away the smell in your Ford Focus.
First reflex, an anti-odour spray, special for cars. Be careful, however, if you have leather or other coating in your car. Take something appropriate.
Alternatively, you can employ baking soda, which will absorb these unpleasant odours of your Ford Focus. Sprinkle the area and let it work for a few hours. Repeat the operation for several days for an optimal effect.
Another very effective product that we don’t always think about is cat litter. Actually, this is basically meant to keep and absorb the odours of cats that are strong. So it also succeeds very well for your Ford Focus. It is recommended to let it work a little longer than baking soda (a full day would be very effective).
Finally, we encourage that you use ground coffee in the area in question, it also has very powerful odour absorbing effects.
Here are the different tips you can apply to find a clean and odourless interior.
If you have any further questions about the Ford Focus, do not hesitate to consult our Ford Focus category.