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Eliminate Unpleasant Odours and Enjoy the Ride

No matter how comfortable a car is, smelly aromas can easily make a simple trip an unpleasant experience for you and your passengers. Here are some tips on improving the environment of your car and eliminating unpleasant odours.


No matter how comfortable a car is, smelly aromas can easily make a simple trip an unpleasant experience for you and your passengers. Here are some tips on improving the environment of your car and eliminating unpleasant odours.

1. Clean your car

Remove any and all trash from your car, even the stuff that does not give off any odour. Pay special attention to the seats and the space right around them, and make sure there's nothing in the glove compartment or under the rugs.

 2. Wash the surfaces of your car

Wipe the plastic, wood or metal surfaces with hot water or a cleaning solution. For the glass, apply the most appropriate solution and clean using newsprint so there are no smudges or fingerprints left behind. If it’s a hot day, make sure you roll down the windows in order to air out the car.

 3. Brush the rugs before vacuuming them

Remove the rugs from the car and brush them to discard traces of dirt or stones that have been brought in by shoes. It can be troublesome to take the rugs out of the automobile, but the extra effort will eliminate the need to vacuum again.

4. Vacuum the car

While the rugs are out of the vehicle, take this opportunity to thoroughly vacuum the floor, making sure to clean underneath and in between the seats. Remember to vacuum the trunk too – it’s often overlooked.

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5. Once clean, try seek out any remaining odours

If odours still persist even after the car is clean, the culprit could be:

Bacteria – usually found in rotting food. Find the source of the smell, remove it, then apply your favourite Febreze Freshelle scent to the area.

Tobacco smoke – to rid your car of the pungent odour, use an odour-eliminating device such as Febreze Car. It neutralises any lingering smells, leaving nothing but a light, fresh scent behind.

6. Add a fragrance in your car

There's nothing like travelling in a car that smells nice. Try Febreze Freshelle for an instant refresh and Febreze Car for a continuous, lasting fragrance.

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