Imagine this: you’re driving during your usual commute. Everything seems like the norm. Then a sudden odor hits your nose.

You drive for a few miles and it lingers. What could it possibly be? The short answer: your vehicle.

The long answer: your vehicle might have a problem due to one of these three odors being an indicator. What could it mean? RPM Automotive, your auto repair shop in Prairie du Chien, WI has this guide on the three odors to pay attention to around your vehicle.

If you smell one of these, you’ll need to take care of the problem now. Let’s discuss what those odors are.

Rotten eggs

This might be the most disgusting smell you’ve ever encountered. This can usually occur during the winter months due to your exhaust. On any other day, it could be a damaged catalytic converter.

If you smell this and hear a loud noise, that can be the problem. If it’s stolen, these will be indicators as well. Regardless, getting it to an ASE-certified technician near McGregor, IA should be your best course of action.

Gas or fuel smell

This one should be most obvious. It could be a fuel leak. Or it could be your hands or shoes covered in fuel.

To make sure of which is which, step out of your vehicle and check for leaks. If leaks occur, you’ll need to get it to an auto shop near Bloomington, WI. RPM Automotive will spot the problem and fix it on the same day.

If you’re in a hurry, we’ll provide you with a loaner car so you can get your errands done. If you just need a ride to or from the shop, we’ll give you one for free. We go above and beyond to help our customers whenever their vehicle is being repaired.

Hot oil

That hot oil smell will be an indicator for oil leakage. You’ll want to check for oil spots in and around your car whenever it’s in park or idle. Low or inadequate amounts of oil can lead to engine trouble.

Even today, engine failure is still the number one cause of death for vehicles. Make sure your oil is checked during your regular vehicle inspection. If any parts are installed, you’ll enjoy a 3 year, 36000 mile warranty courtesy of RPM Automotive.

Picking up an odor? See us as soon as possible

If you’re noticing an odor around your vehicle, it’s time to get it checked out. RPM Automotive will have on-site mechanics check out the issue and make the necessary repairs. The sooner you get it in, the better.

You don’t want your vehicle to stay off the roads. Especially when you have more important things to do. To prevent these things from happening, make sure to get an annual inspection done.

Don’t wait for the smell to go away. Come see us at 1519 S. Marquette Road, Prairie du Chien, WI or call us at 608-527-0377.