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Is That Waffle House or My Car? What To Do When Your Car Smells Like Syrup

Is That Waffle House or My Car? What To Do When Your Car Smells Like Syrup

Everyone loves waking up to the sweet smell of warm pancakes and maple syrup, but catching that aroma in your car is typically a bad sign. If your car smells like syrup, it most likely means that there's a coolant leak in your car. Coolant, also known as antifreeze, helps regulate the temperature of the engine system in your car. If your engine runs without a sufficient amount of coolant, it will quickly overheat and fail. The maple syrup scent will usually be faint at first. If you don't have breakfast leftovers in your vehicle, it's important that you immediately check the coolant level at the first whiff. This will help you understand the severity of your coolant leak. Although there are products that will temporarily help with a coolant leak, nothing will fix the leak except taking it into an auto repair shop as soon as possible. If you wait too long to repair a coolant leak, it will continue to get more damaging to your vehicle and more expensive to fix. There are m ... read more