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4 Useful Tips on How to Get Rid of the Unpleasant Smell in the Car

Many car owners have faced a problem of an unpleasant odor in the car.

A universal solution to this problem still doesn’t exist. It is necessary to determine the source of the odor and only after appropriate disinfection or treatment, it will be possible to completely solve the difficulties. In this article, we gathered four useful tips on how to get rid of the unpleasant smell in the car.

1. Mold odor

In autumn and winter, we bring water into the car with dirty shoes. It gradually accumulates in the rugs and absorbed into the carpet, which leads to the appearance of an unpleasant odor. You can solve this problem through the appropriate cleaning of the interior. 

If rugs emit an unpleasant odor, then they should be removed from the car, washed and covered with a damp cloth. This will absorb all the dirt and eliminate the unpleasant odor. If the carpet smells bad, then it is necessary to carefully wash it with warm water with a small amount of detergent. The carpet should be cleaned with a stiff brush, trying to completely expel dirty water.

2. Cigarette smell

A smoker's car will always have a characteristic smell of tobacco smoke, which can be difficult to get rid of. It is extremely difficult to get rid of the unpleasant smell of smoke. If you lease a car, it is essential to keep a car clean and eliminate the cigarette smell. The reality is that such an unpleasant odor eats into the upholstery of the seats, the carpet, even plastic, which shouldn’t absorb any odors, begins to subsequently emit an unpleasant smell of cigarette smoke.

If you want to get rid of the cigarette smell, it is possible that you even need to remove the seats and disassemble the seats, performing internal cleaning of the upholstery. Carefully clean all ashtrays, wipe, and subsequently thoroughly dry the interior of the car, using warm water mixed with a small amount of washing solution.

If you want to save money on going to car dry cleaners and on purchasing appropriate expensive means to get rid of such an unpleasant smell of cigarette smoke in the car, then you can use effective and simple tips to deal with such a problem. Leave a wide bowl with fresh coffee grounds for the night. At the same time, close the doors and windows. 

3. Gasoline smell

If a characteristic smell of gasoline appeared in the car's interior, then this could indicate a breakdown in the fuel system. It is necessary to deliver your car to the service as soon as possible. If leaks are detected, replace the damaged line. Getting rid of this smell of gasoline is not quite difficult. It is necessary to leave the car for a day in the garage with the windows open, which will completely eliminate the unpleasant odor.

4. Rotten food smell

Many of us faced such an unpleasant situation when we forgot food, fish, meat, or various vegetables and fruits in the car. As a result, such products can spoil and a persistent rotten smell can remain in the car for a long time. In this case, simple airing it will not cope with such a problem.

You will need to clean the car interior with a special bleach-based solution. Remember that you can independently carry out such processing when using a respirator and rubber gloves. We dilute a small amount of bleach in the water, treat the trunk or the interior of the car, then carefully ventilate the cat. After this, wash the car again using detergents and dry the cat again. All these tips will allow getting rid of the unpleasant smell of spoiled foods.

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