Smoke is a notoriously difficult smell to get out of cars. Even people who smoke often find the smell of smoke in their cars overwhelming and want to get rid of it for good. One of the best ways to deal with smoke odors is to have your car detailed by professionals who know how to deal with tough car smells. However, there are also things you can do yourself to reduce the smell of smoke. Try these strategies to get a fresher smelling car today.
Create a Clean Slate
All of your efforts to get rid of the smell of smoke in your car will be for nothing if you don’t get rid of the source of the odor. Clean your ashtray thoroughly and make sure there are no cigarette butts or ashes in other parts of the car. Vacuum the car to remove any lingering ash or debris that you miss, so that there is nothing left that can continue to contribute to the odor.
Sprinkle Baking Soda
Baking soda has strong odor-removing properties, and it can help dull the scent of smoke. Start by sprinkling baking soda on all of your carpet and upholstery, after you have already vacuumed the surfaces. Let the baking soda sit for at least a few minutes but preferably for a few hours. Vacuum up the baking soda, which will have absorbed some of the offensive odors. If the smell hasn’t sufficiently been removed, you can repeat the process. You may also wish to leave a box of baking soda in your car for an extended period of time to reduce the smell.
Clean Non-Upholstered Surfaces
Smoke can also enter the pores of your dash, steering wheel, windows, and other non-upholstered surfaces in your car. The odor lingers thanks to oils from the smoke. Clean your windows inside and out using a window cleaner, and use a foaming cleaning agent on the other parts of your car.
At Mountain View Car Wash & Detail , you’ll find professional car detailing services in Steamboat Springs, CO, as well as self-service cleaning bays. Make an appointment for professional car cleaning today by calling (970) 870-3363.