Getting Rid Of Odors In A Car

I recently bought a used car, the only problem I have with it is the smell. The previous owner spilled transmission fluid in the back floorboard. He also smoked in the car and the car has an underlying musty smell. I have shampooed the floors and seats with Lysol, but I can't get rid of any of the smells. Does anyone have any other ideas? Thanks

Christy from Fulton, MS

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Getting Rid Of Odors In A Car

Try Oust spray. (03/30/2008)

By perfume and powder

Getting Rid Of Odors In A Car

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How about letting baking soda sit on the smelly surfaces overnight before vacuuming? (03/30/2008)

By kladybug

Getting Rid Of Odors In A Car

Odo-Ban is great! It can be purchased by the gallon or in a spray bottle. Amazing stuff! (03/30/2008)

Getting Rid Of Odors In A Car

Put shallow baking trays filled with un-used fresh coffee grounds in the car with the windows closed for a few days or longer. If you pour the coffee directly onto the upholstery or carpeting it might leave a stain when vacuumed up. (03/31/2008)

By kidsNclutter

Getting Rid Of Odors In A Car

White Vinegar: straight from the bottle. Pour into shallow trays or bowls and place in the car w/ the windows closed for at least 24 hours. The vinegar should absorb odors. Any vinegar smell will quickly dissipate once the car windows are opened and it is aired out. (03/31/2008)

By kidsNclutter

Getting Rid Of Odors In A Car

I've always used bi-carb soda sprinkled on the fabrics and carpets, rub in with a hand or soft brush leave for as long as possible before vacuuming up. Alternatively use carpet deodorant in the same way. For a longer lasting nice smell use cotton balls that you have placed a few drops of aroma/essential oils. (03/31/2008)

By butlerlh

Getting Rid Of Odors In A Car

Don't forget the headliner in your car. All the cigarette smoke goes straight up into it. You might want to shampoo it too. (03/31/2008)

By postaldoris

Getting Rid Of Odors In A Car

Sit a bowl of vinegar in the floor. Spray the upholstery with a 1 to 1 mix of fabric softener and water. (03/31/2008)

By Nancy W

Getting Rid Of Odors In A Car

I've also had success placing charcoal brickettes under the seats and in the trunk. Charcoal naturally helps to absorb odors. I have found they really don't leave a dirty residue, but if you're concerned, you could place them in a small container such as a butter dish. (04/01/2008)

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