How do you get cigarette smell out of a car?
I have a cigarette smell in my car that I want to get out. Is there anything I can do to get the smell out?
You can try putting the air conditioning on recirculate and then spray a quantity of Ozium with the a/c running. It may not completely remove the odor but it will improve on the smell.
Unfortunately smoke residue will cling onto all interior parts where a slight brown film may be present. I use a spray degreaser that goes for $1 @ Dollar Tree that works better than well know commercial brands. Using a lot of white used cotton towels, spray, wipe and rub everything down including your windows, seats and floor mats. A light spray is all that is needed. Repeat and keep turning over your towels. You can monitor your progress by looking at what the white towel picked up.
For your heating and ventilation ducts, mix any ammonia product diluted with water (I prefer Pine Sol) and spray into your vents. Also spray into the intake vents outside your car usually below the windshield wipers. This will also help eliminate any mold build up.
If your car is so equipped, replace the Cabin (A/C) Air Filter with a new filter that is charcoal impregnated. This filter is probably the most neglected maintenance item on all cars I've worked on. They're good for around 3 years/30k miles with most people not knowing they even have one to replace.
Lastly, thoroughly clean your ash tray.
Try wiping the interior with a moist cloth and a few drops of peppermint oil, your car will smell lovely and fresh for a week!
You really can't get it out that's why I never purchase a used car from someone that has smoked inside. It permeates the foam seats, gets in the ventilation system as well as carpet and headliner. There will always be a lingering odor of cigarette smoke no matter how much you clean.
I don't smoke. I have asthma. So I have a very sensitive nose to the smell. I bought something at a yard sale one time and I didn't realize it smelled like smoke. It was hard to tell outdoors. I didn't notice until I got it home. I would suggest Febreeze.
You ever watch the tv series Fast and Loud? They had some wax stuff for interior seats that are leather that could be used. If the seats are fabric, febreeze might help.
The dashboard and everything else can be wiped down with Lysol lemon scent.
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