Ready to get rid of smoke smell in your car for good? In this article, we’ll cover how to get smoke smell out of your car, including how to remove cigarette smell from cars.
Cigarette smoke and cigar smoke can stick to interior car surfaces, leaving an unpleasant, strong smell. So what’s the best method to get smoke smell out of a car? OdoBan eliminates odors at the source, and can help you get rid of smoke smell once and for all!
To get started, here’s what you’ll need:
After mixing OdoBan in a spray bottle, always label your OdoBan solution (for example, “car odor eliminator spray”). You can find free printable secondary labels on our website.
A few quick safety reminders:
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Though it can be challenging to get rid of smoke smell in cars, it can be done! Getting cigarette smell out of cars is a three-step process, including:
Before getting started, you’ll first need to mix OdoBan concentrate to make an automotive smoke odor eliminating spray use-solution. Alternatively, you can use an OdoBan Ready-to-Use Spray. These sprays are already mixed and ready for use.
To make an OdoBan car smoke smell remover spray use-solution, mix 22 ounces of OdoBan concentrate per gallon of water.
For a standard 32-ounce spray bottle, mix 5 ½ ounces of OdoBan concentrate with water.
Note: Before using OdoBan, or any cleaning product, on any upholstery, carpet, or fabric, always test a small, inconspicuous area for colorfastness. For leather seats, we recommend using a specialty product formulated for leather.
A cabin air filter is used in most cars to constantly filter air in the car’s interior. For cars with smoke smell, these filters are likely saturated with smoke residue. These filters are typically accessible behind the glove box, but refer to your owner’s manual or vehicle repair guide for specifics on your car.
Here’s how to replace and treat the cabin air filter:
With your new air filter installed, now is a great time to clean the inside of the car. This initial cleaning will help remove dirt and loosen odor-causing particles on car interior surfaces. During this step, we’ll also use OdoBan to clean car interior surfaces.
Here’s how to clean a car with smoke smell:
After a surface cleaning, the final step for getting smoke smell out of the car is a deodorization treatment with the OdoBan car smoke smell remover spray solution.
Here’s how to deodorize a car with smoke smell:
Note: Do not occupy the vehicle during recirculation. Do not breathe the wet mist.
To remove smoke smell from cars, it’s important that OdoBan can reach the source of any lingering smoke odors. Smoke particles firmly attach to soft surfaces, like cloth seats and headliners. Give these areas extra attention during the deodorization treatment, allowing the OdoBan smoke odor eliminator solution to reach the smoke particles and completely remove the odor.
If trying to get rid of smoke smell in a car that has been smoked in for several years, it may take multiple cleaning and odor treatments before the smoke smell is completely gone.
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