Nowadays, we spend a lot of time in our cars. We can say that a car has become our second house. Same as we cannot stand odors in our living space, we like our vehicles to be clean and smell well. If the inside of your vehicle smells bad, there are steps you can take and methods you can use to make your car smells well and fresh. Of course, if you feel the smell of gas, you should go visit a mechanic. Car odor removal is not simple but luckily there are a few hacks you can use which will help you.
Clean the inside of your vehicle
Most odors are caught in the fabric inside of the car. That way it is of most importance that you wash and vacuum the interior of your vehicle completely before you decide to move to other methods of removing car odor. Full cleaning should be enough in most cases to eliminate the odors from the car.
Cigarette smoke odor
If you or someone else smoked cigarettes inside of the car, that smell will completely fill the car interior because of the small space. Smoke will enter the fabric and the air conditioner and will be hard to eliminate it. For this purpose, you can use baking soda or a charcoal. Sprinkle baking soda all over the interior and leave it there for a few hours. After that, just vacuum the interior. Place the charcoal in a small vessel and leave it in the car for a few days. Charcoal will absorb bad smells. The same way you could use charcoal, you can open a can of coffee grounds and leave it in your car for a few days.
Musty smells in the car
White vinegar will help you removing almost ever bad smell inside of your car. Take the soft cloth and soak it in white vinegar. Rub the car interior with the soaked cloth and the smell will eventually go away. If you spill something stinky on the fabric, put some white vinegar on it, leave it for a while and then clean it with hot water and detergent.
Use car deodorizer
After cleaning your car thoroughly, put some car deodorizer inside and you will enjoy your ride. If you use car deodorizer before removing odors, it can be even worse.
If you do not have time to deal with car odor or the smell is still bad after you tried to eliminate it, call professionals who will make your car smells like a garden.