Improving the Odor of Your Car
If your car has an unpleasant smell, the experience of sitting in it will be uncomfortable. There are several things you can do to ensure that your vehicle has a pleasant smell, beginning with ensure optimal personal hygiene and then determining the source of the foul odor. Start with the obvious steps, then work through the steps to figure out where the stench is coming from. Learn how to eliminate bad smells from your car.
Identify the Odor
Some smells are pretty obvious to detect. For example, the milk or beer that seeped into the carpet last week that you did not clean up can be visible. However, some odors may just seem to show up without any apparent cause as to what is causing them. The trick behind identifying that smell comes down to experience. A trained detailer with a lot of experience can tell the difference between organic smells, chemical smells, and other causes of bad odors. Even if you plan on embarking on a D.I.Y., it is always highly recommended that you have an expert give you their opinion. Any reputable detail shop, like Mike’s Auto Spa, will do this free of charge for you.
Eliminate the Source of the Odor
Typically, it takes different kinds of cleaning to remove the source of a bad smell. First, remove the physical body that is causing the smell. Shampoo and take out the carpeting or upholstery in the affected area, and wipe down any hard surfaces that have the odor source. After that, knowing what caused the smell in the first place is critical. Different bio-enzyme cleaners, degreasers, isopropyl alcohol-based products, mild mineral spirits, and steam extractors are the next actions to follow. Keep in mind that as mild as possible cleaners should be used, depending on the source of the odor. Harsh chemicals like ammonia, acetone, bleach, and other very high or very low pH or strong chemicals should definitively be avoided, as they may severely damage the surface being cleaned.
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