Cigarette smoke is insidious and easily permeates every surface it clings to, making it difficult to eradicate. In an enclosed area, like the inside of a vehicle, removing the odour can be even more problematic. But you can be encouraged to know that eliminating the source of the smell can be done in 3 easy steps, whether you’re selling a used car, returning a rental, or just want your car to smell like new again. Find out how to remove the smell of smoke from your car fast.
One trick that helps with stopping the smoke from spreading throughout the inside of your car is using an ashtray cup with a lid and diffuser, if you are a frequent or heavy smoker.
To destroy any remaining smoke odours still holding on to your surfaces, both hard and soft, we recommend our Power Out! Fresh Clean All-Surface Cleaner. This cleaner will have your car smelling fresh and continue to deodorise for up to 30 days.
An air freshener formulated with smokers in mind is recommended for best results. Try our Odor-X Fresh Blast.
Particles from cigarette smoke easily get trapped in air vents, and even after a thorough clean in the interior, the odours can still be detected. It’s important not to neglect them.
The air conditioning system’s filter may need to be replaced in the event that this method doesn’t fix the issue. Older cars and cars owned by heavy smokers are likely to need this extra step.
Because of the sensitive care that comes with preserving leather, cigarette odour that permeates itself into your leather interior becomes more difficult to get rid of.
We recommend using our Power Out! Leather, specialized for cleaning leather to safely remove cigarette smoke odours. The formula comes with a detachable scrub brush designed for deep penetration without damaging your car’s leather interior.
Cigarette smoke odours are particularly difficult to remove from car interiors, especially if the layer of smoke has settled itself in after several years of exposure.
It’s best to use a specialized smoke odour remover product that’s designed to destroy the source of the smell at the molecular level, rather than mask it, like air fresheners or household items tend to do. Our advanced formulas have been laboratory tested and continue to eliminate new odours for up to 30 days, for long-lasting results.
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