You have finally found the fuel leak that had been difficulty for several days but now you can’t remove the smell of gasoline that pollutes the interior of your Honda Civic.
If you have not quite discovered the origin of the fuel smell, we recommend that you have a look at our article on the subject: “Honda Civic smelling like gasoline”.
However, if you have identified it, we will explain how to remedy it and bring back a healthy smell in your Honda Civic.
Different steps to remove the smell in your Honda Civic
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 discarded after handling as they will not be reusable.
For the remaining fuel that you are unable to absorb inside your Honda Civic, use the support 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 need to 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 Honda Civic. Rub vigorously with a cloth or the green side of a sponge. You will also need 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 getting rid of odours in your Honda Civic.
Rub vigorously for a few minutes. Then, you must dry out as much of the area as possible by absorbing with different cloths. The sun will complete the end of the work.
Now that the stain is cleaned out, here are some tips to permanently remove the smell in your Honda Civic.
First reflex, an anti-odour spray, special for cars. Be cautious, however, if you have leather or other coating in your car. Use something appropriate.
Alternatively, you can use baking soda, which will absorb these unpleasant odours of your Honda Civic. 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 often think about is cat litter. Indeed, this is basically intended to keep and absorb the odours of cats that are long lasting. So it also succeeds very well for your Honda Civic. 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 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.
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