One of the best components of a new car is the way that it smells. The so-called “new car smell” is a characteristic of a car rolling fresh off the lot, but it’s actually a smell produced by chemicals like adhesives on the interior and can be lethal.
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Still, there is something about that scent. And if you purchased a used car, you aren’t getting any sort of nasal gratification from your first time driving the car. But there is a way to solve that. As master detailer Larry Kosilla explains, while you can’t necessarily replicate the “new car smell,” you can also make sure that your used car smells as fresh as possible.
How? Well, it entails deeply cleaning every single part of the interior (duh), but there’s more to it than that. Baking soda is a key part of this. You might think it’s only good for baking and getting odors out of your fridge, but it can work the same odor diminishing magic on the cloth surfaces of your ride. There’s also the cabin air filter, you need to change that and clear out the AC system.
Instead of occasionally getting a whiff of the previous owner’s sweat or dogs, these little tidbits in the video below will assist you make your used car be a pleasant place to spend a long drive.
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