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How to Get the Gasoline Odor Out of an Auto Carpet

by Megan Richardson

When gasoline gets inside a car, it leaves a strong odor for a long period of time. To get the smell out, you can't rely on just soap and water. More extreme measures are needed.

Step 1

Pour an ample amount of baking soda onto the gasoline stain. Leave the baking soda on it overnight.

Step 2

Vacuum up the baking soda the next day.

Step 3

Mix one cup of warm water and 1 tsp. of dish soap in a bowl.

Step 4

Dip a cloth into the soapy water and scrub the area where the gasoline was.

Step 5

Rinse the area with plain water. Lay several paper towels over it.

Put a heavy object over the paper towels so they fully absorb the liquid. Allow the water to dry.

Items you will need

  • Baking soda
  • Vacuum
  • Dish soap
  • Paper towels
  • Bowl
  • Cloth

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