Tips to Removing Funky Car Smells

Phew! Getting into your car the smell is overtaking your nostrils. You try to retrace your steps as to how this smell got to be here in your vehicle. Going through your car you are looking for possible offenders to this horrible smell. There are many things that could leave lasting aromas in your car, from kids that leave their lunch under the seat to a previous owner who used to smoke like a chimney. Before you go looking for your car freshener, stop yourself, because there are better ways to rid your car of unsolicited odors.

Hazardous Car Air FreshenersHazardous Car Air Fresheners

Car fresheners come in many different styles from hanging decor for your rearview mirror to clip of fresheners to your AC. More and more people, however, have reported headaches, dizziness, and other negative symptoms from the supposed helpful air fresheners. Car fresheners contain shocking ingredients such as Phthalates. The Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC), an international environmental organization, conducted a study where they found 86% of air fresheners tested contained dangerous phthalates. So you may be wondering what is phthalates and why is it so dangerous? Phthalates are used as plastic softeners, anti-foaming agents in aerosols, and also found in children’s toys. It doesn’t sound too dangerous, right? Well, research had found that “most phthalates are well known to interfere with the production of the male hormone testosterone, and have been associated with reproductive abnormalities”. Now does that sound like something you want to spray in the confined spaces of your vehicle? I would think twice before you decide to spray fresheners in your car.

Getting Tough Odors Out of Your Car

A multitude of potential odors can be released in your car. Your vehicle is surrounded by fabric that holds onto these odors for dear life. It’s vital to attack the odor at the source using a safe and gentle product for your upholstery in your vehicle.

Cleaning Your Car's FabricsCleaning Your Car’s Fabrics

Kid’s can leave spills in your car, maybe even tipping over their carton of milk or there on the go cereal bowl. Once a pungent smell like milk has resonated in your car it can be nearly impossible to remove. Instead of trying to absorb the spill with towels, try using the OdorKlenz Absorbent Granules. The OdorKlenz Absorbent Granules utilize our OdorKlenz absorptive neutralizing technology, to trap and destroy the odors at the source. All you have to do is sprinkle the granules over the liquid spill and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. The easiest way to clean up the granules is by either using a hand broom or a vacuum cleaner. The granules also work really well for throw up messes that happen in the car as well.

Cigarette & Mildew Smells In Your Cars AC

Did you buy your car secondhand, and maybe the previous owner didn’t take the best of care of your new vehicle? The car smells like cigarette smoke or they left the window open in a rain storm and the smell of mildew is permeating throughout the fabric. First, you need to make sure to empty out the ash trays for any leftover debris or ashes. Smoke also has a way of sneaking its way into the air vents and leaving its pungent smell in your car’s air. The new invention of clip-on air vent fresheners is taking over the car freshening arena, with the hopes of removing the smells in your AC. However, with the harsh chemicals present in these air fresheners it makes it a bad decision to place in the small space of your vehicle. Instead, try the OdorKlenz Odor Eliminating Pad, to place in your vehicle to remove tough odors like cigarette smell and mildew aroma. The OdorKlenz Odor Eliminating Pad is a remarkable odor neutralizing agent that removes the worst odors imaginable with its rapid action and broad efficacy simplify odor protection. You can place the odor pad inside of your air vent, cutting it to the appropriate size.

Daily activities taking place in your car can leave your space with a fair amount of odors. With the small confinement of your vehicle odors can get trapped and stuck in not only the upholstery but the air vents. Finding alternative ways to trap and neutralize these odors will leave your car with an odorless aroma.