How can I get smoke smell out of a car?
March 5, 2011 2:03 PM Subscribe
Smokey car. How to fix?
posted by k8t to Travel & Transportation (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
We bought a used car that smelled fine during our test drive. Alas, as we've owned it for about a month now, we'd discovered that the previous owner was a smoker (and it is especially bad when the heat or AC is on.) I hate smoke smell in cars a lot.
I've tried spraying orange spray which only helps momentarily and I've tried Googling, but eHow and the like are all that I come across.
If it matters:
- We generally only drive on the weekends, so if something needs to sit for awhile, that's okay.
- I am sensitive to chemicals, so would prefer not to just mask it.
- I assume that it was detailed clean before we bought it. It looks nearly brand new inside.
What can I do to get this stink out?