Fire up those engines. Literally?
This afternoon a beautiful Lexus drove down the street and it was immediately apparent that is was experiencing a fuel leak. It may have been minor, but the gasoline smell was very strong. People, this is not normal! You should not be smelling fumes. I should not be smelling fumes!
If you smell gasoline, (and you are not standing next to a weed whacker and a can of gas), do not drive your car! It is not normal to smell gasoline under proper operating conditions. Get that car checked out for the fuel odor. There are a few different items that it could be, but, it may be time for fuel hoses. Vehicles that are 96 and newer, should display the check engine light, (or service engine soon light), if there is a problem.
I am sure you have heard one of the daily traffic reporters citing, “vehicle on fire”, on I-85 or where ever. Did you ever stop and think, “how does a car just driving down the highway catch on fire”? Well, a fuel leak is one possible scenario.
Preventative care for your car and (some awareness) can go a long way, (pun intended). Happy Motoring!