• How Can I Regain That New Car Smell?

    What specialty cleaning secrets do you use in the car?

    Car Cleaning

    Specialty cleaning needs never end, but thankfully there are some simple solutions to tackle the toughest jobs. The car is one area where strange smells tend to congregate. Use these tips to give your ride a refresher:

    Vacuum thoroughly.

    Poor quality interior air will irritate your sinuses and lungs, along with leaving a nasty smell behind. Clean out the dirt and dust by vacuuming, paying particular attention to seat creases and under car mats.

    Clean seat belts and seats.

    Because they run across the chest and lap, seatbelts often wind up with food and drink spilled on them. As they age, these stains can be a stinky source of problems. Mix 2 cups warm water with ½ cup vinegar and ½ cup blue Dawn detergent. Use paper towels or a clean towel to dab the mixture along both side of the belt. You can fully extend it and secure it with a clamp to ensure it won’t retract before it’s done drying.

    The same mixture can be used to refresh seats and treat dried-in stains on upholstery, though leather requires special care. For leather, mix ¼ cup vinegar with ¼ cup olive oil. Wipe on leather seats, using gentle circle motions. Let sit two minutes, and then wipe away.


    Vodka is a perfect deodorizer, but it’s not a good choice to use it solo inside your car. Mixed with a few other solutions, the smell will evaporate right along with the scent of the moldy sock found under the backseat. Add 2 oz. of any kind of Vodka to 1 tablespoon of vinegar, and then add 10 drops of a refreshing essential oil and enough water to fill a small spray bottle. Keep this mix in the glove compartment to fight smells fast.

    Sometimes, no matter what you do, there are strange smells or stains in your car. Solve these problems with the help of a professional. Contact Whitehall Carpet Cleaners and schedule your appointment for specialty cleaning services today.

    By: Matt Lashway Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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