How to Get Rid of Smoke Smell in Car

Person Smoking Cigarette in Car

Whether you’ve opted for a pre-owned vehicle or you let a Charleston friend or family member borrow your ride, unfortunately, you may find yourself wondering how to get cigarette smell out of car upholstery. Whatever the situation, we know that needing to get smoke smell out of car cabins can be a frustrating issue. Not to worry— our service center experts have put together a quick guide for the best ways to remove smoke smell from car seats whether they are cloth or leather.


How to Get Smoke Smell Out of Car: Leather Seats

Our inventory of pre-owned and specially certified pre-owned Land Rover models are held to the highest standards — detecting any cigarette smoke smell is unlikely if you purchased your vehicle from our dealership. Perhaps you got your used car elsewhere or somebody smoked in your car and now you need to get smoke smell out of car leather. If so, here’s how to tackle it: 

  • Vacuum up loose debris to remove any particulate matter that could scratch the surface as you wipe
  • Acquire odor-neutralizing leather cleaner from a Huntington auto parts store
  • Spray solution generously onto a microfiber cloth and wipe onto leather seats
  • Wipe down again with a clean towel
  • If necessary, leaving an open box of baking soda in the interior for a few days can help absorb and remove smoke smell from car
  • Consider changing your cabin filter

How to Get Smoke Smell Out of Car: Cloth Seats

How to get rid of the smoke smell in a car with cloth seats is a bit different. Cloth seats can hold strongly onto undesirable smells, so knowing how to get cigarette smell out of car cloth is an excellent skill to acquire. Here’s how to remove smoke smell from car seat cloth: 

  • Thoroughly vacuum your seats once through
  • Generously sprinkle baking soda on your cloth seats, and be sure to get into the cracks and crevices
  • Baking soda is naturally odor neutralizing and will absorb the smell to remove smoke smell from car seats.
  • Allow the baking soda to sit. 
  • Vacuum the baking soda. Repeat this process as many times as necessary. 
  • Consider leaving an open box of baking soda in the cabin for a few days
  • Consider changing your cabin filter
  • Shampoo seats and carpets if you are still unable to get smoke smell out of the car

Get More Service Tips From Land Rover Charleston

If you’ve found this guide to how to get cigarette smell out of car seats helpful, be sure to browse our other car-care and service tips. For more information or advice, contact us today. Our Land Rover Charleston service team is always here to help improve the driving experience for Land Rover owners in Parkersburg, Wheeling and beyond! 

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