What's That Smell?

It Pays to Pay Attention!
Paying attention to what your car is telling you can help avoid costly repairs.
Never ignore a new smell or noise! What's That Smell?

A smell like rope burning may indicate:

  • a slipping clutch.
  • binding brakes.
  • The handbrake is still on.
  • engine oil cap missing.
  • gasket leaking.
  • excessive fumes from a warm engine.

Petrol smells can mean :

  • an overfull fuel tank.
  • a leaking fuel tank.
  • a petrol cap missing.
  • carburettor flooded.
  • a leaking fuel pump.

If you experience any of these smells, you should contact one of our qualified, Auto-Tech trained Repco Authorised Service Centres for a professional diagnosis.
Regular servicing will also help ensure that all of your car’s systems are in good working order.
Find your local Repco Authorised Service Centre and book your next service online today.