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4 Accessories and Tools that Leave Cars Smelling Fresh and Clean

Updated on December 25, 2017

The environment inside a vehicle is closed and isolated. Often times, the air inside get circulated throughout the entire vehicle numerous times before new air is let in. It’s not unusual for cars to start smelling musky if garbage and old clothes are often left behind. Emissions from other vehicles on the road can also enter the car and leave an offensive odor behind.

Keeping a car smelling like new can be difficult; however, getting it to smell clean and fresh is simple enough. This article will look at 4 accessories and tools that can help get the job done.

Stick an Air Freshener onto the Vents

All car dealerships recommend sticking an air freshener onto the vents. In fact, many dealerships will even throw in several free air fresheners for buyers with each purchase. These air fresheners come in various scents, and will leave a lingering fragrance behind that covers up any offensive or unwanted odors.

Spray Perfume into the Car for a Fragrant Scent

Those who don’t have any air fresheners around can get the job done by spraying perfume into the vehicle. Try not to spray the perfume directly onto any patches of fabric, as this may cause some areas to be more fragrant than others. Choose a light perfume, as some people with sensitive noses are allergic to some of the bolder fragrances out there.

Place Scented Candles Underneath the Car Seat

Another alternative product to use if air fresheners are not available is scented candles. Keep unlit scented candles underneath the car seats, and the fragrance in the scented candles will slowly spread throughout the entire car. This option is great for those who would like to switch up the scents in the car often, as the fragrance from the scented candles do not linger behind too long. When purchasing a scented candle, choose one that’s fairly flat, as most luxury cars have low seats.

Keep a Small Bag of Activated Charcoal in the Car

Those who aren’t necessarily looking for a certain fragrance can consider keeping a small bag of activated charcoal in the car. The activated charcoal will absorb unwanted odors, and will also absorb excess moisture. This is ideal if the air inside the vehicle feels a bit humid. With that said, a bag of activated charcoal can only absorb so much. As a result, they may need to be replaced quite frequently.

While an air freshener is the best tool for the job, there are plenty of other alternatives available out there that will do the trick as well. Don’t hesitate to use any of the tips above.


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