Diagnosing car problems by odor
Rotten egg smell
A rotten egg smell indicates a problem with with your catalytic converter, which converts toxic gases into less-toxic pollutants.
Sweet syrupy smell
If your car is emitting a sweet syrupy smell, this could mean that the engine coolant is leaking from your car's coolant system.
A burning carpet smell
If you encounter a smell like this, your car brakes might be in trouble.
Burning oil smell
Generally, if your car encounters a burning oil smell, your car might have an oil leak. Beware!
If you smell gasoline, it could be a sign of a gas leak or some other fire hazard.