How to remove odours from your automobile?

The first step in preventing smells is to get your automobile inside cleaned on a regular basis. Interior automobile cleaning should be done every three to five months, depending on the state of your vehicle. If you smoke, have children, or have pets, you should get seat coverings.

They’ll keep smells from permeating the upholstery and are easily removed for cleaning. You may also avoid unpleasant odours by not smoking in your vehicle. Because it’s difficult to entirely remove bacteria on your own, you’ll need the aid of a professional detailer such as Smart Refurbs to “liquidate” the stench.

How to Get Rid of Car Odors

Here are some suggestions for getting rid of the odour in your car:

  1. Examine the interior of the vehicle thoroughly.

Look for the source of the odour, which might be the floor, back pockets, or the corner of the chairs, among other places. Clean the car’s interior carpet, upholstery, dashboard, and other components after removing any garbage.

  1. Remove the odour of cigarette smoke from the vehicle

If you smoke, remember to empty the ashtrays on a regular basis. Remember that smoke finds its way into everything, including the vents. Spray the deodorizer into the vents and the intake valve under the hood.

  1. Wipe clean the surfaces on a regular basis.

The dust buried in your car, especially if you have cloth seats, is the most typical cause of foul odours.

To avoid stack unpleasant odours, clean metallic, plastic, and wood surfaces with detergent every now and again. When using a vehicle wash, most people do not have their interiors detailed or cleaned.

  1. Thoroughly detailing

Empty cans, plastic bags, old papers, or food waste that has been left under the leather car seats for an extended period of time tends to create an odour, dirty the fabric, and introduce additional bacteria. All you have to do is take it down at the end of each day.

  1. Vacuum and brush the carpets

Even undetectable dirt can produce a stench, especially when it attacks your car’s numerous materials. It’s best to prevent it as much as possible, especially when it comes to leather vehicle seats. If the carpet becomes too entrenched, you may need to replace it totally or recondition the leather completely.

You should begin by cleaning the car and eliminating any surface debris. When cleaning your automobile, you should also vacuum and wash off the interior.

  1. Make use of steam or items that don’t require water.

When it comes to bad automobile scents, the steam technique is quite successful. The heat will quickly kill any microorganisms and keep the interior of the automobile from decaying. Waterless detailing is also an option. Waterless automotive odour removers are extremely concentrated and leave a pleasant odour in the car.

  1. Avoid too much water

It is not a good idea for some people to drown their interiors in water. A musty odour can develop if you use too much water on your cloth. If you drop water on the seats and it stays clear, it implies the seats are clean.

  1. Replace or clean the air filter

Moldy odours are immediately disseminated in the car when you turn the fan/AC so it is necessary to clean this filter on a regular basis.

  1. Shampooing and conditioning

If you want to get rid of any scents in your car, getting the inside car detailing done is a great place to start. The carpet will have a new scent after being shampooed. Reconditioning leather seats will prevent them from future filth and bacteria while also revitalising the leather.

  1. Wipe up any spillage

One of the most common sources of smells is rot, which is caused by long-lasting spills or stains. If you have dogs who vomit or urine in your vehicle, don’t wait more than a day to clean it up, because the stench will be permanently embedded.

If none of these approaches work, it’s time to hire a professional detailer like Smart Refurbs. There might be a region you overlooked, or the source of the odour could be in an odd, difficult-to-reach location.

If you have any queries regarding car odour removal at Smart Refurbs, please email us at, phone us at 07377 267716, or drive to Smart Repairs in Bishops Stortford, Smart Repair in Harlow, Smart Repair in Stansted or Smart Repair in Saffron Walden.