We recently left for 6 weeks and put the car in the garage. Unfortunately, it picked up a strong odor of diesel (the lawn mower was in there as well). The car has leather upholstery and it seemed to absorb the odor. So far the only thing that helps is leaving the windows down overnight, but it is cold and we get lots of storms this time of year. The odor comes back after the car is closed up. I am quite sensitive to this odor and do not want to have to get rid of the car! Please help.
By Mary R
Answers: Diesel Smell in Auto
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You can try a couple of things:
*small shallow bowls of straight vinegar set on the floorboards overnight (maybe for a few days if needed)
*cat litter (the absorbent kind) about three inches deep in a shoe box, again left overnight or even for a few days
I think, too, that there is a deodoriser wipe for leather, look in the car care section of a big-box store, or in an auto supply store.
Good luck, I hope if the thoughts I have don't work that you find something soon that will!
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