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 Toyota RAV4.
If you have not quite determined the origin of the fuel smell, we advise that you have a look at our article on the subject: “Toyota RAV4 smelling like gasoline”.
If you have identified it, we will describe how to remedy it and bring back a healthy smell in your Toyota RAV4.
Different steps to remove the smell in your Toyota RAV4
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 cannot absorb inside your Toyota RAV4, use the help of the sun. Actually, if you keep your vehicle in full sun for a few hours, some of it will evaporate.
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 come with a homogeneous mixture. It will be efficient for your Toyota RAV4. Apply vigorously with a cloth or the green side of a sponge. You will also have 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 powerful in getting rid of odours in your Toyota RAV4.
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 do the end of the work.
Now that the stain is cleaned, here are some suggestions to permanently clear away the smell in your Toyota RAV4.
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 use baking soda, which will absorb these annoying odours of your Toyota RAV4. 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 necessarily think about is cat litter. Actually, this is basically meant to keep and absorb the odours of cats that are strong. So it also works very well for your Toyota RAV4. 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 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.
Whenever you have any further questions about the Toyota RAV4, do not hesitate to consult our Toyota RAV4 category.