Sayonara, Stink!

The last thing anyone wants is to jump into the cab of a car that stinks to high heaven. But after a full season of sweating it out in the Georgia heat, many drivers are dealing with dirty smelling cars. Remove odors from your car with these tips from Towne Lake’s Carwash and Detail.

How to Remove Odors from Cars

  1. soccer cleatsRemove the source of the stink. Sneakers under the seat? Mildewing towels in the trunk? Old food or cigarette butts in the cup holders? Whatever’s causing your car to smell, get rid of the evidence before eradicating the odor. Otherwise it’ll just come back a few days later.
  2. Vacuum. Fibers often trap odors, leaving your seats, carpets, and even air conditioner filters smelling foul long after you’ve tossed the source of the stink. Vacuum the car interior to remove lingering odors from your car. For heavy-duty smells, brush the fabric before vacuuming to release minuscule debris from the fibers.
  3. Don’t forget the trunk. After all, it’s home to sweaty sports uniforms, forgotten groceries, and who knows what else. Chances are the trunk is a major source of car stink.
  4. To absorb bad smells, sprinkle baking soda on the site of recent spills. Leave it for a few hours, then wipe it (and the odor) away. Still smell something rank? Grab a few pieces of charcoal from the grill. Set them on a disposable rag and let them sit in the car for several hours. The porous charcoal should absorb the smells. Then it’s as easy as wrapping up the pieces and tossing them in the trash.
  5. Visit Towne Lake’s Carwash and Detail. Some odors are too persistent for easy home remedies. Get a full interior auto wash at Towne Lake’s Carwash and Detail to remove stubborn odors from your car’s upholstery.

Ready for a fresh take on driving? Book an interior wash or full auto detail with our online appointment scheduler.

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