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We spend more time in our vehicles now than we ever have before. So it makes sense to have a nice, clean interior - right? So what if you come across an odour that you just can't seem to get rid of? It can be annoying, embarrassing & unhealthy for you. 

If you're currently dealing with an odour problem, we're here to help. Maybe you've tried a few tricks, perhaps it worked for a few days - but now it's back. Here's 9 methods to systematically attack the odour & remove it for good. 

Remove any odour sources:

Start by removing any obvious sources, such as food wrappers, spilled liquids, or old items that may be causing the smell.

Clean the interior surfaces:

Vacuum the carpets, seats, and floor mats to remove dirt or debris. Wipe hard surfaces like the dashboard, door panels, and console with a mild all-purpose cleaner or interior car cleaning spray. 

Steam clean the upholstery:

Consider using a steam cleaner if you have stubborn odours or stains on your seats or carpet. Steam cleaning can help remove deep-seated odours and refresh the fabric.

Air out the car:

Open all the windows on a dry, sunny day and let your car air out for a few hours. Fresh air and sunlight can help eliminate lingering odours.

Use odour absorbers:

Place odour absorbers in your car to tackle persistent smells. You can use activated charcoal bags, air fresheners, or odour-eliminating sprays. Make sure to choose a fragrance that you find pleasant and not overpowering.

Check the air conditioning system:

Odours can sometimes be caused by a dirty or mouldy air conditioning system. Have your car's air conditioning system checked and cleaned if necessary.

Replace cabin air filter:

The cabin air filter helps filter the air that enters your car's interior. If it's clogged or dirty, it can contribute to unpleasant odours. Check your car's manual to locate the cabin air filter and replace it if needed.

Avoid smoking and food in the car:

Smoking and food can leave strong odours. To prevent such odours from developing, avoid smoking inside the vehicle and be cautious with food and drinks.

Regular maintenance:

Keep your car clean to prevent odours from building up. Regularly vacuum, wipe down surfaces, and promptly address any spills or messes.

Following these steps, you should be able to remove most odours from your car's interior. However, suppose you encounter persistent or strong odours you can't eliminate. In that case, it is worth seeking professional help from an auto detailer or a car cleaning service.

Overall, using safe car care products on your car interior ensures that you maintain its cleanliness, appearance, and value while prioritizing your health, safety, and the environment.

SONAX has spent years improving and manufacturing specific formulations for car interiors. These reduce the risk of damage and the need for costly repairs or replacements. While Ensuring they are non-damaging and use no harsh chemicals and toxins, which is more environmentally friendly.

Safe car care products are also designed to enhance the appearance of your car's interior. They can clean, condition, and protect surfaces, leaving them fresh, vibrant, and well-maintained.

If you need interior cleaning products, view our range here.