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Tip of the Day: Get the stink out of your ‘Stang…

April 22, 2010

No David Hasselhoff, I do not want to get in your car. It smells like the nineties...

“Jump in my car, I wanna ta-ake you home
Mmm, jump in my car, it’s too far to walk on your ow-own
No thank you sir-ir
Ah, c’mon, I’m a trustworthy guy
No thank you sir-ir
Oh little girl I wouldn’t tell you no lie.”
–David Hasselhoff


HAHAHAHA. Sorry, I had to. Plus, you know David Hasselhoff’s car has to smell awful, what from all that wet sand and cheeseburger residue. So it sort of relates. Eh…

Aaanywayyy, now that the temperature has risen above freezing, ’tis the season for driving around with the windows down (usually while blasting gangsta rap). Sunroofs are wonderful, until April showers occur inside your car.

You will also probably go on a float trip or five. Nothing stinks up a car like a float trip. Oh, except smoking, wet dogs, and gym bags. Instead of rolling around town in a portable stink bomb this summer, check out this list of 5 household items great for removing odors from your whip…

1.) Baking Soda: Sprinkle baking soda over your seats and carpet. Then pour some in a bowl, and leave overnight. Vacuum it all up in the morning. I would test it on a small spot at first to make sure it doesn’t cause discoloration.

2.) Fresh Eucalyptus: This works well for removing smoke smells from upholstery. Keep 4-5 fresh eucalyptus sprigs in your car, changing them out for a period of around 3 months.

3.) Dryer Sheets: God I love dryer sheets. Place some dryer sheets under your seats to freshen things up a bit. Just keep cycling them out every few weeks.

4.) Vinegar: Soak a bunch of cotton balls in vinegar and place them in open ziplock baggies inside your car. Leave overnight. The funky smell (and vinegar odor) will dissipate.

5.) Citrus Fruit: Save those lemon peels from your vodka waters! Throw in some orange peels for good measure. Oh, and I mean a LOT of peels. Maybe add some limes if you were in a tequila mood the night before. Scatter the peels around the cars interior. Remove once the peels have completely dried out.

Note: One of the best things for removing smells from carpets is Dyson Zorb. It will run you about $12, but it’s totally worth it. It was the only thing that really helped when it rained in my car two days in a row last year. Ugh.

One Comment leave one →
  1. April 29, 2010 11:47 pm

    I love how you italicized the second through fourth letters of his name so appropriately.

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