You have at last identified the fuel leak that had been a problem for several days but now you can’t eliminate the smell of gasoline that pollutes the interior of your Honda Accord.
If you have not yet discovered the origin of the fuel smell, we suggest that you check out our article on the subject: “Honda Accord smelling like gasoline”.
In the case you have identified it, we will describe how to remedy it and restore a healthy smell in your Honda Accord.
Different steps to remove the smell in your Honda Accord
First of all, if the fuel source is inside, you must identify 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 Honda Accord, use the help of the sun. Indeed, if you leave your vehicle in full sun for a few hours, some of it will evaporate.
Now, for the remaining part, you must prepare a refreshing mixture.
We suggest using carpet shampoo mixed with water. Prepare this in a bucket to have a homogeneous mixture. It will be efficient for your Honda Accord. Rub vigorously with a cloth or the green side of a sponge. You will also need to throw away what you make use of here.
Another useful mixture is a mixture between a third of water, vinegar and finally baking soda. Also very effective in getting rid of odours in your Honda Accord.
Rub vigorously for a few minutes. Then, you must dry out as much of the location as possible by absorbing with different cloths. The sun will do the end of the work.
Now that the stain is cleaned, here are some suggestions to permanently remove the smell in your Honda Accord.
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 Honda Accord. 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 necessarily think about is cat litter. Indeed, this is basically intended to retain and absorb the odours of cats that are long lasting. So it also succeeds very well for your Honda Accord. 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 spot in question, it also has very effective odour absorbing effects.
Here are the different tips you can make use of to find a clean and odourless interior.
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