Modern vehicles are miracles of packaging and engineering, with one model after the other becoming ever more efficient and quiet. This increasingly serene experience makes it easy to forget that there are some seriously dangerous forces, fuels and chemicals involved in making your car work.
Any strange noises or smells are worth investigating. The best course of action is to be conservative and have it checked out. Here are some relatively common sounds and smells that might require you to take action.
· If you can smell petrol inside the car this is potentially very dangerous indeed, as there could be a fuel leak somewhere. Petrol is highly flammable so any leak onto a hot surface risks igniting and becoming an extremely dangerous fire very quickly. Don’t drive your car if you can smell fuel.