How to get rid of cigarette smell in car

There are some sweet deals to be made from buying a used vehicle. Unless if it was previously owned by smokers. Then the deal isn’t quite so “sweet”. It can be downright stinky. Or perhaps you’re smoke who’d like to sell your car but want to get rid of the cigarette smell first to make it easier to sell.

Cigarette odors can and will penetrate all sorts of surfaces in a vehicle: the carpets, seats, seatbelts, plastic finish – you name it – even the ventilation system. Don’t despair. And put down that dangling air freshener.

What you need is an odor neutralizer specifically designed to neutralize the molecules that cause the cigarette smell – such as Purodora Lab’s Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Fabrics & Ambient Air and Smoke Cleaner & Odor Neutralizer for Hard Surfaces.

Unlike air fresheners that temporarily mask unwanted smells, these proven odor neutralizers eliminate it at the source – for good. Best of all, they’re easy to use and work immediately on contact.

How to eliminate cigarette odors from fabrics

  1. Spray Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Fabrics & Ambient Air on all soft surfaces smelling of smoke – such as the fabric car seats, carpets, seat belts and roof.
  2. No need to rinse or wipe off. The product will seep into the surface and neutralize the odor-causing molecules on contact. And because it’s alcohol-based, it will quickly evaporate without causing the fabric to mildew.

If the cigarette smell is particularly intense, or if you want to do a really deep treatment, we recommend using Purodora Lab Smoke Cleaner & Odor Neutralizer for Hard Surfaces with a carpet cleaner. The carpets will come out looking great and smelling clean as a whistle.

To eliminate mild cigarette odors on fabric seats

  1. Spray Purodora Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Fabrics & Ambient Air on fabric seats.
  2. Allow the product to work. No rinsing or drying required.

To eliminate strong cigarette odors on fabric seats

  1. Use a syringe and needle to inject Purodora Lab Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Fabrics & Ambient Air into the thick cushion of the seat and backrest.
  2. Inject 3 to 5 ml of product at 1-inch intervals to reach all of the cigarette odor.
  3. Finish by spraying the entire surface of the seat and backrest with Purodora Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Fabrics & Ambient Air.
  4. Allow product to work. No rinsing or drying required.

To eliminate cigarette smell in genuine leather car seats

ALWAYS PROCEED WITH CAUTION WHEN TREATING GENUINE LEATHER

Before using any product on genuine leather, it’s best to always test a non-visible area to ensure it doesn’t discolor. Never spray products directly onto leather. Instead, apply with a clean cloth and rub gently. Also remember to always remove the product after the indicated time with a clean, barely damp cloth. Keep in mind that leather absorbs odors more deeply than fabric, so several treatments may be needed.

To eliminate mild cigarette odors in leather seats

  1. Spray Purodora Lab Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Fabrics & Ambient Air on a clean cloth and gently wipe the seats.
  2. Allow product to work for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove with a clean, damp cloth.

To eliminate strong cigarette odors in leather seats

  1. Use a syringe and needle to inject Purodora Lab Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Fabrics & Ambient Air. (To avoid damaging the leather, inject the product at the seams. Do your best to inject the product throughout the inside cushion.)
  2. Spray Purodora Lab Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Fabrics & Ambient Air on a clean cloth and gently wipe the seats.
  3. Allow product to work for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove with a clean, damp cloth.

How to remove cigarette smell from plastic surfaces in car

  1. Mix ½ cup (120 ml) of Purodora Lab Smoke Cleaner & Odor Neutralizer for Hard Surfaces with 1 gallon (4 L) of water.
  2. Apply to surface with a clean cloth and scrub.
  3. Allow surface to air dry; no rinsing required.

How to remove cigarette smell in the car’s ventilation system

  1. Spray Purodora Lab Smoke Odor Neutralizer for Fabrics & Ambient Air on the carpets in front of the driver and passenger seats.
  2. Turn on the car’s heat or air conditioning and run at for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Allow the product to work. No need to rinse.

No more smoke smell!

Why is cigarette smell in cars so hard to get rid of?

Cigarette odors are one of the toughest smells to eliminate in a car because the smoke penetrates everywhere and the odor-causing molecules remain behind. The only way to quickly and permanently eliminate stubborn odors like cigarette smoke is by using a product containing an odor neutralizer specific to the molecule. Using odor bombs or an ozone machine will only mask the smoke smell, slapping one smell on top of another. Instead, use a product that’s proven to work.

Pro tip

First treatment doesn’t do the trick? Don’t worry. It simply means the neutralizers didn’t reach all of the odor-causing molecules. Simply repeat the above steps as needed until all the cigarette molecules are neutralized.

Goodbye cigarette smell!

Getting rid of cigarette smells in your vehicle really is that quick and easy.

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Here’s to your vehicle smelling good again!

We work hard to make Purodora Lab odor neutralizers the best on the market. Got a question about our products or innovative odor-neutralizing molecular technology? Ask away! You can reach us at the contact info at the bottom of the page.

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