What causes unpleasant odor in the car and how to eliminate it

Rental cars often have an unpleasant odor. Even airing the car is sometimes not enough. What can be the reason of such smell? How to remove it?

The main reasons

An unpleasant "smell" can arise for a number of reasons:

  • The smell of gasoline - a problem in the fuel system.
  • Sweetish odor - antifreeze leakage.
  • Mildew and damp smell - clogged air duct or air conditioner.
  • Smelling burnt - problem in gearbox or clutch is pinched.
  • Smells like gas - malfunction in the gas equipment.
  • A sharp smell of burning oil - drops on the engine.

These are all causes related to malfunctions in the car. However, previous passengers could also leave unpleasant odors if:

  • smoked in the car;
  • they have left food scraps in the car;
  • transported animals.

Such odors are difficult to eliminate because they get embedded in the upholstery and take a long time to air out.

How to fix it

Even the strongest smell can be removed. The following remedies are suitable for this:

  • wipes;
  • shampoos;
  • air fresheners;
  • aerosols;
  • steam treatment of the salon;
  • ozonization.

In addition, you can use household remedies like ammonia, vinegar, baking soda, activated charcoal, and even coffee.

Before renting a car, make sure it is clean and the interior is free of any extraneous odors. Absolute Rent Car abrc.ae only provides clean cars because it cares about its customers.