These tips will help to remove the smell of cigarette smoke in any car.
20-30 years ago it was a common thing that every car should be an ashtray and a lighter. At the moment the so-called “Smoking packages” either do not meet or require additional charges. 12V connector is most often used plug, and place the old ashtrays replace shelves and lockers for small items or inductive charger for smartphones.
In the car there are many materials that absorb cigarette smoke, including seats, door panels, carpets and floor mats. Unfortunately, Smoking cessation does not immediately lead to the disappearance of the smell of smoke in the cabin. There are different ways to get rid of unwanted odors.
Smoking in the car while driving, dangerous. It distracts attention from the situation on the road that may contribute to accidents. However, many smokers are commuting on the roads. Machine these people later, go to the secondary market with the smell left by the predecessors. Аutohack considered effective ways of getting rid of unwanted odors in the passenger compartment.
If you want to try to remove the smell yourself, the first step should be decent ventilation inside the vehicle. Ideally, if you have the opportunity to leave it for the day with the door open. Pull out the ashtray and thoroughly under running water. At the same time, you can try to wash the padding, for this purpose you can use on the market of powder or aerosol formulations (foam). It is important to check whether the product is intended for washing colored fabrics. Before you start to wash, it is advisable to test on an invisible area. Would not discolor the upholstery. You can also use the odour of cigarettes, which is available for sale at the same price as detergents. However, you have to consider them as addition to the above mentioned activities. If it is not possible to completely ventilate the car, try to use one of the converters, you can leave a small bag of ground coffee or a bowl of vinegar in the car.
The next step may be the ozonization of the interior. Disinfection of the car cabin by ozonation eliminates not only the smell coming from cigarettes, but also kills bacteria. The efficiency of ozonation also is that this process leaves no harmful by-products. Ozonation is short, but very effective. The duration depends on the intensity of the smells that we want to remove. After 30 minutes of operation of the ozone generator, stop the process and re-test any unpleasant smell. Perhaps the process need to be repeated to get a satisfactory result.
A less popular method is the removal of odors using ultrasound. For its implementation using a device that disperses the condensed cleaning fluid inside the car. The process takes about 30 minutes.
No matter which method you choose, it should be done. Not only the trip will be more enjoyable, but will also disappear unwanted stench scaring away potential buyers when the car is resold.