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How to Get Smoke Smell Out of a Car

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When you purchase a Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz, you’ll be driving a car in Caledon that’s been restored to factory conditions. If you opt to purchase a standard used car and the previous owner was a smoker, there’s a chance of lingering cigarette odor. Of course, at Mercedes-Benz Brampton we take great pride in restoring all of our used vehicles to like-new conditions. But if you’ve purchased a used vehicle from an independent seller and it has an unpleasant odor, we’ve got the tips that can help! If you’d like to know how to get cigarette smell out of car upholstery and other surfaces, learn more below.

How to Get Smoke Smell Out of a Car — Cloth Seats

To remove smoke smell from car cloth seats, you’ll need baking soda and a vacuum:

  1. Vacuum the upholstery and carpet thoroughly, being careful to get all the crevices and nooks.
  2. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the cloth and carpeted surfaces to neutralize odor and get smoke smell out of car surfaces.
  3. Allow the baking soda to sit for a while, then vacuum it. If this doesn’t fully remove the smoke smell from car surfaces, repeat steps 2 – 3.
  4. Leave an open box of baking soda open in the car for several days to continue to absorb odors and get smoke smell out of car surfaces.

How to Get Smoke Smell Out of a Car — Leather Seats

We’ve already covered how to clean leather seats for Orangeville drivers. To get smoke smell out of car leather seats, you’ll repeat the steps for cleaning leather seats with leather cleaner, combined with cleaning the carpet with baking soda as you would when you follow the steps to remove smoke smell from car cloth seats. Do this as often as necessary until you no longer detect cigarette smell when you get in your car.

How to Get Rid of Smoke Smell in a Car Air Filter and More

Smoke odor doesn’t just linger on surfaces in a car’s cabin. You should also know how to get rid of smoke smell in car air filters. Your best bet is to contact our parts department and replace the air filter with a brand new one. How to get cigarette smell out of car cabins involves attention to detail, so don’t forget to clean the windows, dash, trim, windshield, and other surfaces with cleaners appropriate for the material.

Need More Help? The Mercedes-Benz Brampton Service Department is Here

Still smelling smoke when you step into your car? Contact our service department for more information on how to get cigarette smell out of car surfaces, or schedule a detailing appointment. Sometimes, professional help is a necessary step to take for how to get rid of smoke smell in a car cabin in Georgetown, and we’re here to help if this is the case. Looking for more at-home car care tips? Check out our DIY tips for minor dent and scratch removal.

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