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Cheap and Simple Ways to Keep Your Car Smelling Wonderful


For the amount of time Americans spend in their automobiles, it’s not a surprise that sometimes our cars get a stench that is less than desirable. Some of the common culprits responsible for stinking up our cars can include:


  • Trash

  • Mold

  • Dirty Cabin/HVAC Air Filter

  • Coffee Stains

  • Old Food

  • Dirty Clothes


The good news is that there are several simple inexpensive remedies for this issue. Below are some ways to keep your vehicle delightful smelling great:


1. Open a box of dryer sheets


Keeping an opened box of dryer sheets under the front seat actually lasts longer than air fresheners. For best results, it's recommended to change the sheets every two months. Drivers can also rub the fabric softener on all the fabric surfaces on the ceilings, carpets, and seats.


2. Put coffee beans in a sock


For those who just love that fragrant smell of freshly-brewed coffee, you might be interested in creating a simple coffee air-freshener and enjoy the pleasant java smell all day. Fill up 2 socks with coffee beans or ground coffee, tie them, and place them under the driver’s seat and passenger's seat. If you don’t have any socks to spare, you can just place coffee in paper bags and put them under the seats.


3. Add essential oils to a clay disc


If you want your car to have a pleasant holistic odor, add about 15 drops of your favorite essential oils to a clay disk, let it absorb, then place it in your car. This method usually lasts for several months and you get to feel like you’re at a spa. A terra-cotta flower-pot is a cheap clay disc that takes in the oil easily.


If you need any more recommendations to help your car smelling desirable or have auto repair needs, call or schedule an appointment online with the expert team at Robert's Collision & Repair. We’re located at 234 Ramona Avenue in Monterey, CA. We look forward to your visit.


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