Removing Cigarette Smoke from Your Car

Smoking in your car is never a good idea. In addition to the big distraction they represent while driving, the butts can burn your seats, and the smoke can be a big nuisance to your passengers. To make matters worse, the problem doesn’t go away too easily when you stop smoking. Getting the smell out of your vehicle can be a bit of a challenge, for which our Seattle auto body shop gives the following advice.

The first step should always be to vacuum or launder anything that you can. If that does not work, try leaving some citrus fruit peels or a bowl of vinegar in your car overnight. If the odor is embedded in your carpeting, sprinkle some baking soda on the surface and let it sit for a few hours, and then vacuum it up. By the time you remove your cleaning materials, your car should be smoke-free.