3 Tips To Remove Bad Odors From Your Car

Don’t you just love that new car smell?

Sadly, the more you use your car, the new car smell will start to fade. Only to get replaced with… less than favorable smells.

Once your car’s interior starts to smell, what can you do about it? Well, today we’re going to cover a few things that you can do to help reduce or eliminate any bad odors in your car.

Ideally, the best way to get rid of any bad odors is to bring it to a professional Salem car detailing expert. They’ll have the tools and equipment to reduce or completely get rid of any bad odors your car may have.

Here are some things we recommend…

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Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners

There are plenty of carpet and upholstery cleaners you can purchase directly from your local auto parts store. They’re affordable, effective, and can usually help you get rid of any bad odors in your car’s seats or carpets.

Carpet cleaning products are not perfect by any means, but if your car has developed some more mild odors, they can definitely help cut them down.

To use them, you just have to spray the product on the affected area (or on all of the carpets and seats), and then work the product in. Once it’s been worked in, you just use a towel to dry the area and let it sit until it air dries.

Odor Removing Products

There are plenty of air fresheners out there that claim to remove odors from your car. A lot of them don’t really cut it though. They end up just masking the scent, and not really eliminating it.

Some of the best odor removing products we have used come from a brand called Ozium. They develop products that truly do help to capture and eliminate odors that are in your car from daily use.

For more extreme odors their products may not work as well, but for average daily use they’re great.

Feel free to do some research on more odor eliminating products, and be sure to read the reviews to see if they truly are effective.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is great at helping eliminate odors completely, and not just masking the problem.

There’s a couple of ways you could use baking soda. You can either apply it directly to something you’re trying to get rid of from the carpet or seat of your car. Or, you can leave it in a container with some holes in the top to allow it to absorb odors that way.

Either way, baking soda is a great simple way to help you eliminate odors from your car.


There are plenty more ways that you can find around the internet to eliminate odors from your car. These are just a few of our favorites.

Feel free to try some of them out, and experiment to get rid of any odors you don’t want to deal with.

As always we recommend hiring a Salem car detailing professional to help you eliminate any odors you may have lingering in your car.

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