When milk is accidentally spilt in the car, it can make for a persistent odor. This guide is about cleaning sour milk smell in a car.
Here are questions related to Cleaning Sour Milk Smell in a Car.
My husband accidently forgot chicken breasts in the car after coming back from the grocery store. We realized that when the car started smelling real bad. We used car freshners, and also left the car open a couple of times, but it didn't work. Now every time we sit in the car, it smells horribly bad. Any ideas to get rid of the smell will be appreciated. - Gina
I need help! I let me mother use my car this past week and when I got it back I smelled something awful coming from the back of the vehicle. I went back to investigate and there I found a tub of liver that had been left there for 5 days and had exploded all over the back of the car. It smells so bad I can barely stand to try and clean it.
I had a tomato spoil while under the seat of my car (not sure how it got there). After I removed the tomato, there was some juice that had soaked into the carpet. I tried carpet cleaner but couldn't get to the spot. I then tried pouring white vinegar on the area. The vinegar neutralized the smell for the most part, but not completely. And now I have a vinegar smell in the car--not good but better than the rotten tomato. My question - how do I get rid of the vinegar smell and any lingering rotten tomato smell? Thanks in advance for your help. Jo
How do I get stinky fish smell out of my minivan?
A faulty gallon milk jug leaked a whole jug into the car's carpet. I have been trying to clean it since the leak occurred over a month ago. It still smells really bad, like something "died".
Someone put a fish in my car under the seat on the carpet and it baked in the heat of the Florida sun for a day. How can I get the smell out?
My grandchild spilled milk a couple of months ago in my husband's truck. Is there any way to totally remove the smell? He thinks he needs to get a new truck!
By FBell from Atlanta, GA
By shirley  01/11/2011
I am sure by now you have scrubbed and cleaned the best you can. With everything you can think of, but use the cheapest shaving cream you can find. Yeap, you heard me correctly - shaving cream. Scrub it into the carpet really good with a clean cloth. DO NOT wet the carpet first.
Just put the shaving cream on the carpet, and start scrubbing. Then after a few minutes of scrubbing, walk away for a little while. Let it dry for a little while. Vacuum, then sprinkle the area with baking soda. Let that sit for a while, and then vacuum that up. The longer the baking soda sits, the better. It really soaks up all that odor really well, as does the shaving cream. Shaving cream is great on so many stains on carpet in your home also. I did this when my grandson threw up in our truck, and it worked really well.
How do I remove odor from milk spilled on car floor mats?
By Annie  12/13/2010
This may help. I use cider vinegar in the bleach compartment of my washer when my towels smell sour so I'm wondering if a vinegar/water solution may neutralize the smell in your car. I would try spraying it down and sponging it up with towels a few times.
I left milk in car for 2 days. It smells awful, how do I get this smell out of car?
By Roberta S.  08/03/2014
Put an unpeeled banana under driver's seat and leave it for a week. Or put some unused coffee grounds in a bowl under the driver's seat. The fresh unused coffee is also great to keep odors out of the fridge and freezer.
I am embarrassed to admit this, but my truck smells like rotted food and wet dog (don't ask). I have bought air freshener after air freshener. I have vacuumed and thoroughly cleaned the truck, but the smell lingers. It's making me a little crazy because my truck is clean, but still smells dirty!
How do I get rid of spoiled milk smell in upholstery?
By Lizzyanny  03/06/2011
I would try one of the enzyme soaks from the pet store (I like Natures Miracle) they get rid of vomit urine and feces, all organic, like milk. Remember to soak as deep as the milk went, and that it wont be smell free until it is completely dry (can be several days). Good luck.
Some meat got left in our van for 5 nights. There is no sign of leakage, but the smell is horrendous. How can I remove the smell from the air, or do I need to just wash the carpet?
My wife bought a gallon of milk which spilled in the car on the carpet in the passenger seat. Fortunately, we live in a cold climate state. What should I do to prevent the milk smell from coming up?
By adam2011 07/19/2011
A half gallon of milk spilled on my rear floor mat and drenched the carpet underneath. I tried to absorb what I could and used acsponge and water to suck some of the excess milk from the rug. Then I had a car spa shampoo the area. But stench was disgusting the next day. Today I applied Simple Solution it's supposed to be Petzyme- but the company has changed the brand name. The smell has been cut in half. Now I'll see how it is tomorrow, I may need to reapply it.
About a cup of milk spilled on the leather seat in my truck. I have cleaned it with a commercial grade odor remover and the smell is better, but still there! The seats do not smell nor does the carpet around the area, so I think it is in the foam under the leather? How do I get the smell out?
By Don M
I went grocery shopping on Saturday and didn't realize I left a package of pork chops in my van until 3 days later. It has been sitting there in 90 degree weather. And the smell is unbearable. Please help!
My boyfriend and I go fishing almost everyday with squid. From putting it in my trunk when we go, my car now has this over powering squid smell. I live in Florida so when its hot it's so much worse.
I have split cream in my car. I have tried remedies (vinegar and warm water, car spray, am now trying Gram's remedy powder for toe jams) to try and get that smell out. Helpful hints will be appreciated.
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