How To Eliminate Awful Smells From Your Vehicle - Toyota Parts Blog

air freshenerThere’s nothing worse and more embarrassing than having a vehicle with a foul smell in its interior.

If you’ve tried air fresheners and you just can’t get rid of the smell, consider using some of these household items to do the job.

Baking Soda – This is a great way to remove terrible smells from your vehicle’s carpet.  Just sprinkle some baking soda on your carpet and let it sit for a few hours.  Then vacuum it up.  Baking soda is great at removing smoke smells from your vehicle.

Vinegar – This household remedy sure does smell bad, but it does the trick in removing musty car odors.  Place a small bowl of white vinegar in your vehicle and let it sit over night.  The vinegar helps to neutralize most foul smells in your vehicle.

Deodorizing Sprays – If your vehicle is blowing a terrible smell out of its vents, consider getting a deodorizing spray.  With a spray, you can spray it down the vents to help eliminate the odor.  Many stores carry various deodorizing sprays.

Disinfectants – Smells caused by mold or mildew need to be cleaned with disinfectants.  Disinfectants help to kill the mold organisms and get rid of that terrible smell.  If the smell returns, check to make sure your vehicle’s windows and seals are in good shape.  You don’t want any moisture leaking into your vehicle.

All of these are some great ways to eliminate terrible smells from your vehicle.  Join the discussion with thousands of Toyota owners on our Toyota Parts Center Facebook page.

Written by Tom Blackman