How to Get Rid of Car Smells

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It is important for any car owner to know how to get rid of car smells when they infect your vehicle. Some smells are eradicated after simple car repair; many smells emerge from a car that needs repair. However, for those foul interior smells, you may need to get your car detailed by a professional. For people who cannot afford professional car detail, you may do the work yourself by following three easy steps.

Step 1: Remove any Garbage from the Car

A lot of odor comes from forgotten garbage in your car. Take a large trash bag and completely remove all of the trash from the inside of your car before moving on to step two.

Step 2: Vacuum and Wash Windows

Use a shop vacuum to suck up all of the crumbs and dirt from the interior surfaces of your car. Afterwards, use window cleaner to shine up all of the interior surfaces of your windows. Smells get trapped in the fabrics and windows of your car, cleaning these areas will freshen up the interior of the car.

Step 3: Use Car Air Fresheners and Sprays to Freshen the Scent

After your car has been cleaned, use an air freshener and scented spray to leave your car smelling sweet and clean.