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5 Ways to Keep Your Car Smelling Fresh

Keeping your car smelling fresh is essential for a comfortable and enjoyable driving experience. Unpleasant odors can accumulate in your vehicle, making it unpleasant to be inside. There are several simple ways to eliminate those smells and keep a fresh fragrance. Keep reading to explore five ways to keep your car smelling fresh and inviting.

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1. Maintain a Dedicated Trash Can

Trash is the primary cause of foul odors in a car. Keep a dedicated trash can or bag within easy reach to avoid littering. Make sure the waste container is emptied regularly. This simple routine will help keep bad odors from building up in your car.

2. Regular Vacuuming

Vacuuming your car's interior regularly will help to eliminate odors. Over time, dirt, dust, and food particles can get trapped in upholstery and carpets, causing unpleasant smells. Vacuum the seats, floors, and trunk regularly to remove debris that could cause odors.

3. Freshen Up the Upholstery

Use fabric fresheners or sprays specifically designed for automotive use to freshen up your car's upholstery. These products eliminate odors, leaving your car smelling fresh. Fabric or leather cleaners can remove odors left by spills or stains.

4. Clean Air Vents

Dirt and dust can accumulate in your car's vents and spread musty odors. Clean the air vents using a microfiber cloth or a soft brush regularly. You can also use air vent fresheners or fragrance diffusers designed for cars to keep the air in your vehicle smelling fresh and clean.

5. Replace the Air Filter

The condition of the air filter largely determines the air quality within your car. A clogged air filter can cause odors to circulate within your vehicle. Replacing the air filter in your car regularly will ensure that the air circulating inside is clean and odor-free. You can create a pleasant and inviting atmosphere in your vehicle by incorporating these five simple practices into your car care routine.

Contact Our Auto Repair Experts

At Custom Complete Automotive, we offer oil, lube, and filter services, including air filter replacement, to help keep your car smelling fresh. To learn more about our air filter replacement services and other automotive services, contact our team today!

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About the Author
Eric Riddles

Eric Riddles is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician who has been working as an auto mechanic since 1998 and originally joined the team at Custom Complete Automotive in 2005. Eric has numerous certifications in various aspects of car repair and spent 10 years training the next generation of auto technicians at a local high school Auto Shop classroom.

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