Q: I want to buy this car, but there is terrible smell from cigarettes. How can I get rid of totally and is it possible at all?

asked by on October 10, 2016

I will buy this car but it has terrible smell of cigarette smoke. Can I get rid of it? Or it will last forever? Could you please give me some advice on how to do it?

My car has 35000 miles.

Hi there, thanks for writing in. I recommend you check out our article here on how to get rid of a smell in your car. Cigarette smell can be difficult to remove from certain materials: cloths, carpets, and even the ventilation system. I recommend starting with the carpet. Use a carpet cleaner that specializes in removing unwanted smells. Next, move to all cloths, including the headliner. These materials are best at holding cigarette smell. A strong shop vac works great with these. Sometimes I add a little carpet powder to all cloth, let it sit, and then vacuum it out. Lastly, spray a deodorizer in all vents and run your heat on high for a few mins. Do this a couple times. Also, wipe down all trim. Hope this helps and best of luck!

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