We all remember the smell of accomplishment, the smell of a brand new car after leaving the dealership lot after a successful deal.
What if you can keep that alluring smell every time you step inside your car? That doesn’t seem possible, you may be thinking. Let us walk you through the process of maintaining the appealing smell.
Let’s face it, what’s better than a fresh smelling environment you are in? Whether it be a house, office, or car. It’s only a part of your healthy lifestyle but it has a huge impact on your mood.
1- Don’t smoke in your car
Did you know one of the very common questions asked when buying a used car is, has it been smoked in? Smoking inside your car will immediately have a bad impact on your fresh smelling car which will last for a long time.
2- Clean your upholstery
This might seem like a no-brainer, but cleaning your upholstery, mats, and carpet will keep your car smelling fresh for a long time. Cars accumulate all sorts of dirt and debris from shoes, belongings, and the elements, so regularly cleaning the interior of your car is a surefire way to keep bad odors at bay.
3- Shampoo your seats, carpet, and floor mats
Remember to shampoo your seats, carpet, and floor mats right after any liquid or food spills. Don’t let these spills turn into bacteria and eventually create mold in your car. Spray the spills with all purpose cleaner and rub it off with a microfiber towel. It’s recommended to use an extractor to extract any liquid leftover. If you don’t have an extractor, most mobile detailers offer shampooing service.
4- Clean Dust & Dirt
When was the last time you gave your dashboard a good dusting? Your dashboard is like a dust magnet, so it’s a good idea to make regular dusting a part of your vehicle-cleaning routine. Use a high-quality microfiber towel to wipe away dust, lint, fibers, and anything else lurking in between your dashboard’s vents.
5- The Power of Baking Soda
It’s widely known that baking soda is a cleaning powerhouse, especially when mixed with vinegar. But did you know that baking soda can absorb the odors in your car? Suck up those nasty smells by sprinkling baking soda around your vehicle’s mats and carpets. Simply let it sit overnight and vacuum it up the following morning.