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 Toyota Camry.
If you have not yet identified the origin of the fuel smell, we advise that you check out our article on the subject: “Toyota Camry smelling like gasoline”.
However, if you have identified it, we will describe how to remedy it and restore a healthy smell in your Toyota Camry.
Different steps to remove the smell in your Toyota Camry
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 Toyota Camry, use the support of the sun. Actually, if you leave your vehicle in full sun for a few hours, some of it will disappear.
Now, for the remaining part, you must prepare a cleaning mixture.
We advise using carpet shampoo mixed with water. Prepare this in a bucket to have a homogeneous mixture. It will be efficient for your Toyota Camry. Rub vigorously with a cloth or the green side of a sponge. You will also have to throw away what you use 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 Toyota Camry.
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 complete the end of the work.
Now that the stain is cleaned out, here are some suggestions to permanently clear away the smell in your Toyota Camry.
First reflex, an anti-odour spray, special for cars. Be cautious, however, if you have leather or other coating in your car. Take something appropriate.
Alternatively, you can use baking soda, which will absorb these annoying odours of your Toyota Camry. Sprinkle the area and let it work for a few hours. Repeat the operation for several days for an ideal effect.
Another very effective product that we don’t necessarily think about is cat litter. Actually, this is basically meant to keep and absorb the odours of cats that are long lasting. So it also will work very well for your Toyota Camry. 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.
To find more tips on the Toyota Camry, take a look at the Toyota Camry category.