Andy Bolton
Helenville, WI
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Heat concentrates odor, especially within the car. Keep reading these suggestions by Kings Lube in TARGET to get rid of these foul smells and prevent them from spreading throughout your vehicle during the summer.

If you want to know how to remove nasty odors from your car, you have come to the right place. In this article, the experts at Kings Lube will reveal the main tricks and techniques to remove bad smells in the car, regardless of the cause.

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When your car is new or has undergone a thorough cleaning process, it probably has a  recognizable aroma. The problem is that, over time, this scent stops hiding unpleasant smells of tobacco, food, vomit, animals, and even environmental pollution.

Brief Solutions

Air fresheners can be a temporary solution since they only mask the bad smell but won't eliminate them. If you want to get rid of them, you'll need to resort to the following techniques:

Prevent Them Rather Than Eliminate Them

It may seem obvious, but the first thing you should do is adopt a series of essential measures to prevent other unpleasant smells from impregnating the inside of the car. That includes:

Don't Eat or Smoke in the Car

Be cautious when transporting food or other products that can spill on the upholstery or the floor but, if this happens, proceed to clean any area that has been stained immediately. These simple tips can save you a lot of work later and help you control odors from spreading in the cabin.

Remove Smells from the Interior and Upholstery

In this section, you'll learn how to remove the bad smell from the car seats, as well as other specific problems in the vehicle compartment.

Remove the Smell of Tobacco

Needless to say, if you continue to smoke, chances are you will get to get rid of the smell of tobacco from the car are practically nil. That being said, your vehicle may have been impregnated with a distinctive cigarette butt smell if you don't clean the interior often. For starters, empty the ashtray and clean it thoroughly. The ashtray usually consists of a plastic surface, so you can use any essential cleaning product to wipe everything off. Then, vacuum the entire floor and upholstery to remove any traces of ash. You can make a homemade solution of baking soda or water and vinegar to clean, but you can also buy a specific upholstery cleaning product. Next, dampen a cloth with the liquid and make several passes over the entire upholstery, as well as the dashboard. Don't forget to ventilate the car for as long as possible to prevent a musty smell.

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Get Rid Of the Vomit Smell

This is probably one of the most unpleasant scenarios that any driver can encounter. If your car has been impregnated with the smell of vomit or some other type of stinking residue, the following is another simple and effective remedy:
  • Sprinkle baking soda on the seats and floor mats.
  • Leave to act for a period of between 8 and 12 hours.
  • Vacuum up the baking soda.
  • Spray an air freshener afterward.

Eliminate Musty Smells from Car

The mustiness can be unpleasant. It's necessary to ventilate the car thoroughly to get rid of the stench. You must bear in mind that the mats can accumulate a lot of moisture, so it'll be best to remove them, clean them and let them dry. Also, the "old car" smell is usually due to the accumulation of bacteria on the upholstery and the air conditioning duct. It's best to clean the ventilation ducts every six months, following the procedure below: How to remove bad smell from air conditioning First, you need to turn on the heater with the engine running and let it run for 5 minutes. If you don't start the engine, the heater won't work! Then, turn off the heating and turn on the air conditioning system in the indoor air-recirculation mode. Apply a specialized product for decontamination and removal of fungi, bacteria, and mites. To do this, you need to wear a protective mask that prevents inhalation of the compound. Close the car to allow the product to expand for 5 minutes through the interior compartment and the ventilation ducts. You must stay out of the vehicle during this process. Lastly, finish the procedure, ventilating the car for as long as possible.

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