Have you ever thought about a smelly car? Surely, you wouldn’t like to get into a smelly car. It surely causes certain discomfort to set into a car that has a bad odor. you may feel uneasy too if you’re giving someone a ride. But the fortunate part is it is really simple and easy to remove the stinky smell from your car.
First of all, take out all the trash from the car. Then use a vacuum cleaner to take away all the dust from the interior and wipe away if there is any stain. But if the smell persists, use a shampoo to clean the surface of the interior or you may need to go for professional car cleaning.
Besides the common methods, you can try out some hacks which may come handy to remove the stink from your car.
1. Removing the odor of cigarette
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To remove the smell of cigarette, mix water and vinegar in a large container in 1:1 ratio. wet a clean cloth in the mixture and wipe the car surface properly. It will help you to get rid of the smoke . you can also spray an air freshener in the car as the smoke tends its way in every corner of the car. Preferred spaces to spray are air intake and car’s vent.
This mixture is also very effective for the stain caused by vomit. Wet a cloth in the solution and then scrub it over the stain of the vomit. Work on it till the stains are removed completely. Once the cleaning is done, dry out the excess water and vinegar from the surface using a vacuum cleaner or a simple dryer.
2. Removal of the stain of urine
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Urine is one of the top issues that may make your car stink. It should be removed as soon as possible. Buy a stain remover suitable for carpet or upholstery from a local auto shop. Spray the stain remover on the car carpet or upholstery and avoid rubbing it.
Allow the stain remover to rest for a while or as suggested on the spray bottle. Let the wet patch dry by itself. Using a hairdryer will result in opposite and make the car stink in the worst way. If this doesn’t work out properly, you can also use a pet urine remover to get remedy. It is available in almost in any pet shop.
3. Removal of stink caused by mold or mildew
Hairdryer or vacuum cleaner may come handy to dry out if there is any kind of moisture in the upholstery or carpet. Then open the windows of the car and leave it as it is for 8-10 hours or till the car dries out completely. Doing this helps you to get rid of the smell caused by mildew or any kind of mold. Check if there is any leakage in the car to prevent further attacks of mildew.
To check the leakage, keep your car your car over a cardboard sheet for the whole night. if there is any leakage identified, take the car to a car mechanic for repair as soon as possible. If there is no leakage found, the mildew is caused due to wet gear or spilled a drink in the car. Clean the car using an all-purpose cleaner or shampoo if there is any rotten food. don’t forget to throw it away!
4. Cleaning of trash
Trash holder in the car. Image Source: eBay
Make sure you take away all the leftovers, trash and garbage from your car. Remove all the junk items stored below the seats and corners of the car. Keep an eye if there is any sticky candies or blobs of food in the pocket and clean them up properly.
5. Wiping of cars
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Use a soft cotton or muslin piece of cloth and an all-purpose cleaning spray to clean the interior of the car including every wood, glass, metallic and plastic surfaces. Use an appropriate leather cleaner if your car has a leather cover. Use shampoo or an all-purpose cleaner if your upholstery is not made of leather.
6. Cleaning of floor mats
floor mats of most of the cars is removable. If so, take them out and use soapy hot water to clean them. don’t forget to dry them properly. The stored in these mats may cause bad odor sometimes.
7. Seeking professional help
If the smell persists, ask for professional help. They can help you to remove the odor properly and provide the best care your car requires. To find a local car dealership near you, you can browse online. Also, you can ask for help from online advisors.