How To Keep Your Car Smelling Brand New

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Your car is a reflection of you. It’s the first thing people see when they meet you, and it’s important to keep it looking and smelling its best. Through a variety of different approaches – including washing, wiping, and deodorising, you can ensure that your car remains clean and smells fresh for years to come. Here are some tips on how to make your car smell good.

Find Source of Bad Odour

The first step is to find the source of the bad odour. This can be anything from food or drink spills, to pet hair or cigarette smoke. Once you’ve located the source, you can start to tackle the problem. In some instances, the bad odour can be built up from years of misuse. 

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This buildup will require additional cleaning efforts, but it’s important that you root out the primary cause to ensure you aren’t leaving any trouble spots behind.

How To Remove Bad Smell

There are a few different ways you can remove bad smells from your car using car-specific cleaning products or home remedies like baking soda or vinegar. Depending on the odour, particular cleaning methods will work particularly better than others.

The best way to determine which removal approach you need to use is by testing out a small area first. If you get good results, apply the solution to the remainder of the bad odour.

Prevent Odours From Happening

Once you’ve gotten rid of any existing bad smells, you want to take preventative measures to make sure they don’t come back. This can be as simple as using air fresheners or keeping your car clean and free of debris.

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You can also try using products that absorb odours, like activated charcoal, which can help to keep your car smelling fresh for longer. Long-term odour prevention will be important in ensuring that you can keep your car smelling fresh for a long time.

Wash Seats

Washing your car’s seats on a regular basis is one of the best ways to succeed in your car interior cleaning efforts. This will help to remove any dirt, dust and grime that can build up over time and cause odours.

You can either use a vacuum cleaner with an attachment designed for upholstery, or you can use a cloth or brush to scrub the seats by hand. Just be sure to vacuum or brush in the direction of the grain to avoid damaging the fabric. Once you’ve washed your seats effectively, you can then move on to cleaning the rest of your car.

Carpet and Upholstery

Carpeting and upholstery can trap a lot of dirt and dust which can lead to bad smells. Shampooing your car’s carpets and upholstery regularly will help to remove these odours and keep your car smelling fresh. There are a variety of commercial carpet and upholstery shampoos available, or you can make your own using a mild detergent and warm water.

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Wipe Down Car’s Interior

Wiping down the interior of your car will help to remove any dirt, dust, or grime that can cause bad smells. Be sure to wipe down all surfaces, including the dash, console, door panels, and seats. You can use a damp cloth or microfiber towel to wipe down the interior, or you can use a commercial cleaning product designed for car detailing.

Deodorise the Cabin

Another option for ensuring that your car maintains a new-car smell is by deodorising it regularly. You can deodorise your car by using a commercial car freshener, spraying a homemade solution around the cabin, or placing bowls of baking soda throughout the car.

Clean Vents and Change Air Filters

The air vents in your car can circulate dust and dirt which can lead to bad odours. Cleaning the vents regularly will help to remove these odours and keep your car smelling fresh.

You can use a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment to clean the vents, or you can use a damp cloth. Once you’ve cleaned the vents, be sure to change the air filter to help prevent odours from coming back.

Contact Us

At RedFox Car Detailing, we understand that keeping your car clean and smelling its best can be a challenge. That’s why we offer a variety of car detailing services that can help to keep your car looking and smelling its best. From regular cleaning and shampooing to deodorising and freshening, we can tailor our services to meet your specific needs. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help keep your car smelling brand new.