You have finally 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 Nissan Altima.
If you have not quite identified the origin of the fuel smell, we recommend that you check out our article on the subject: “Nissan Altima smelling like gasoline”.
In the case you have identified it, we will explain how to solve it and restore a healthy smell in your Nissan Altima.
Different steps to remove the smell in your Nissan Altima
First of all, if the fuel source is inside, you must find it and absorb as much as possible. Use old cloths or mops that should be thrown away after handling as they will not be reusable.
For the remaining fuel that you capable to absorb inside your Nissan Altima, use the support of the sun. Actually, 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 come with a homogeneous mixture. It will be efficient for your Nissan Altima. Rub vigorously with a cloth or the green side of a sponge. You will also have 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 removing odours in your Nissan Altima.
Rub vigorously for a few minutes. Then, you must dry as much of the location as possible by absorbing with different cloths. The sun will complete the end of the work.
Now that the stain is cleaned, here are some tips to permanently remove the smell in your Nissan Altima.
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 Nissan Altima. Sprinkle the area and let it work for a few hours. Repeat the operation for several days for an ideal effect.
Another very powerful product that we don’t necessarily think about is cat litter. Actually, this is basically intended to keep and absorb the odours of cats that are long lasting. So it also succeeds very well for your Nissan Altima. 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 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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