How to Improve the Smell of the Interior of Your Car

Hot, sticky, Minnesota summers certainly don’t help to keep the bad smells out of our cars. Food that had dropped into hard-to-get-to crevices or the fast food bag we left in the back can contribute to the bad smells. Our pets who come along for the ride can also add to the stench. Not only does a bad smelling car stink (pun intended!), some of those bad smells can contribute to our allergies and other health challenges. It’s time to clean it up! 

Here are some common household items that can help you with that smell:

Dryer sheets: Open up a box of dryer sheets and place them underneath your front seat to eliminate any odd odors and keep the cabin smelling fresh.

Scented candles: First of all, don’t light them! Also, avoid using candles in jars as those don’t work, but placing some smaller tealight candles under your front seat can help get rid of odors and they come in many different fragrances.

Baking soda: Sprinkling some baking soda around the inside of your vehicle will help to absorb odors. Let it sit for about 3-4 hours and then vacuum it up and you’ll have a wonderful smelling vehicle.

Wash the floor mats: Scrubbing down your floor mats with soap and water can be very helpful in eliminating nasty odors.
Charcoal: Placing a few lumps under the driver or passenger seat works as a great deodorizer.

Ground coffee beans: Placing some in an old (but clean!) sock and putting it in your glove box or under your seat will act as a great freshener.

There are many things you can do to keep your vehicle smelling good. Make sure you also regularly change out your cabin and engine air filter. That alone can make all the difference in how your car smells. It will also help keep debris out of your engine and keep you breathing easy. AutoPro Auto Services is here to partner with you to get the most out of your car and keep your car smelling good. We are here when you need us most. Make your appointment today! You can find us at 7901 W River Rd, Brooklyn Park, MN 55444 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.


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