You have at last determined 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 Corolla.
If you have not yet identified the origin of the fuel smell, we advise that you have a look at our article on the subject: “Toyota Corolla smelling like gasoline”.
However, if you have identified it, we will describe how to remedy it and bring back a healthy smell in your Toyota Corolla.
Different steps to remove the smell in your Toyota Corolla
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 discarded after handling as they will not be reusable.
For the remaining fuel that you are unable to absorb inside your Toyota Corolla, use the help 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 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 Corolla. Rub vigorously with a cloth or the green side of a sponge. You will also need 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 powerful in eliminating odours in your Toyota Corolla.
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 do away with the smell in your Toyota Corolla.
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 Toyota Corolla. 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 often think about is cat litter. Actually, this is basically meant to keep and absorb the odours of cats that are strong. So it also will work very well for your Toyota Corolla. It is recommended to let it work a little longer than baking soda (a full day would be very effective).
Finally, we recommend that you use ground coffee in the spot in question, it also has very good odour absorbing effects.
Here are the different tips you can make use of to find a clean and odourless interior.
To get more tips on the Toyota Corolla, take a look at the Toyota Corolla category.