How to get a smoke smell out of your car

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQs, Tips & Tricks on Friday, March 1st, 2019 at 5:22 pm
Bearded man smoking inside vehicle

Though the rate of smoking has decreased significantly recently in America, it still remains as one of our favorite vices. Head down the road today and you’ll probably see at least a handful of people ripping heaters as they drive, almost without thinking about it. That’s all well and good, but if your current vehicle was previously owned by a smoker, it can be an annoying and lingering odor to deal with. So, today we’ll show you how to get a smoke smell with some quick and easy steps; soon enough, your model will smell fresh and inviting again!

Remove cigarettes and replace air filter

To begin with, you’ll want to make sure that you take out the original source of your vehicle’s smoke smell. Take a rag or wet wipe and clean off your cup holders, floors and interior door paneling – these are the most common places where cigarettes are ashed or stored after they’ve been smoked.


Woman cleaning inside of vehicle with vacuum


We should also mention that replacing your cabin air filter may be a good idea as well. It can trap unwanted smells inside your model for long periods of time, so getting a fresh one is a step in the right direction.

Vacuum and shampoo your vehicle

Cigarette smoke is distinct from other types of smoke because of its tendency to get trapped in fabrics and linens long past its release to the air. Because of this, the only way to get deep rooted smells out of your vehicle is to give it a thorough interior detailing, complete with shampoo and a vacuum. Not only will this lead to your vehicle smelling great, but it will also keep your seats and other materials fresh!


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Add some air fresheners to your car

Now that you’ve got everything taken care of, the final step is to find the right air freshener that suits the aura you’re looking for with your model. This ensures that you’ll enter to a welcoming smell every time!


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