We all have issues with stubborn odors that linger in our cars. Once you identify the source of the odor the next step is formulating a plan to get rid of the smell so you can drive without having to spray air freshener or roll down the window.

Spot clean

If the source of the odor is a spill or some type of unfortunate accident, you can spot clean the area using a variety of treatments. Other than simple water, you can use a non-bleach disinfectant that is also antibacterial. You have a better chance ridding the fabric or material of smells if it has an antibacterial property rather than just a pine scent. Use a soft, damp cloth with the cleaner or water and work it in light circular motions. Be careful not to grind in the stain, but rather gently work it out of the car.

Absorb odors

You can try a few things to absorb the odor out of the fabric. One of the cheapest and best methods is to use baking soda. It is superb at absorbing undesirable odors. You can also try carpet fabric refresher and spray foam car fabric refresher. This works for mild odors that linger after being thoroughly cleaned.

A heavy duty odor remover

If you have stubborn odors and none of the previous tips work, you should try Closure Clean odor eliminator. It is a professional strength odor remover that gets any type of foul odors out of your car. It works on cigarette odor, food spills, sick accidents, pet odors, and much more. Closure Clean uses chlorine dioxide to completely eliminate odors so they don’t return. You can also use it wherever you have unpleasant odors including campers and as a home odor eliminator. If light cleaning just won’t do, it is a sure-fire way to get the job done and return the space to smelling clean once again.

Odors in your car can be a hassle, but there are ways to get rid of them. You can try a few light cleaning techniques, but if they don’t completely get rid of odors you should try removing them with Closure Clean.

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