How to get smoke smell out of a car

If your car smells like smoke then it could mean a lot of things. But the main reason why a lot of people’s cars smell like smoke is due to cigarettes. However, if you don’t smoke and the inside of your car smells like smoke then you need to go to a mechanic to inspect it. However, in this article, I will show you how to get the smoke smell out of a car using some simple tricks.



Clean the carpets

This is the first place you should focus on when deodorizing your car. This is because apart from the seats they absorb all the bad smell especially if they are made out of cloth. When cleaning your carpet the first thing you need to do is vacuum it. When vacuuming your car carpet make sure to use a portable vacuum. After that it’s best to sprinkle some baking soda and vinegar all over the carpets to make sure the smell is gone. The next thing you should do Is rinse the carpets, after rinsing them make sure to air dry them.

A simpler way to deodorize and clean your carpet is to wash it with dawn dish soap and warm water.



Airing out the car

This is the simplest way to get the smoke smell out of your car. All you have to do is open up the car doors and roll down the windows. Since the smoke smell might take some time to leave the car it’s best to move on to the next thing in this article while the car is still airing out.



Wipe down the dashboard and other areas with disinfectant

Wiping down your dashboard is very important when deodorizing your car especially when you are trying to get rid of the cigarette smell. The best way to wipe down your dashboard is to use disinfectant wipes. But first, you need to remove all the dust that was on it by using a duster. Make sure to wipe not only the dashboard but also places like the seat belt buckles, car doors, and any other hard areas.

You can also use fabuloso disinfectant if you don’t have any disinfectant wipes but make sure to use a clean microfiber cloth if you are going to use that type of disinfectant.


How to clean seats that smell like smoke?

Removing the cigarette smoke smell from car seats can be a bit tricky especially if your car seats are wrapped in cloth instead of leather however I will show you how to do it.



Cleaning leather seats

Cleaning and deodorizing leather seats are very easy because all you have to do is wipe them down. To do so you need to get some disinfectant wipes and wipe them down. After doing this the smoke smell should no longer be on them.



Cleaning cloth car seats

Now this is a tricky one or so you might think, but it’s actually as simple as cleaning leather seats, sure there might be a few extra steps but it’s still easy. The first thing you need to do is to vacuum the car seats. Doing this will get rid of the cigarette smell from them. After that, you need to spray the seats with an air freshener.



Other necessary things to do


Replace air filter

If you realize that even after you cleaned inside of the car that it still smells like smoke then it’s best to just replace the air filter as sometimes there can be smoke trapped inside of it. However, you should do this at your own risk and it’s best to get someone professional to do it.


Wipe windows and windshields

Wiping windows and windshields is a very important thing to do when you want to get cigarette smoke smell out of your car, but you might be wondering why would cleaning the windows and windshield help with that. The thing is that smoke usually leaves residue on surfaces and your windows and windshields are no exception. So make sure to clean them both with a glass cleaner and a microfiber cloth.

If you are interested in how to clean mirrors then you should check this out.

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