Foul odors can be present in cars from several sources. Food, smoke, pets and a variety of other things are some of the most common odors in cars. We outlined how to get rid of these unpleasant smells with a car odor remover. 


The first step to remove bad odors from a car is to eliminate the source of the smell. Clean your car and throw away any lingering garbage and remove any other sources such as sweaty equipment bags or ash trays. Odors can seep into both hard and soft surfaces and they can find their way into car vent systems.

After removing the sources of odors, thoroughly clean all the soft and hard surfaces within the car. For soft surfaces use the Turtle Wax Power Out! line’s Power Out! Upholstery Cleaner, Power Out! Leather Cleaner & Conditioner and Power Out! Carpet & Mats Heavy Duty Cleaner. Use Power Out! Upholstery Cleaner to remove odors from car upholstery.


First, vacuum any loose dirt or particles and then shake the can well and spray evenly onto upholstery.

Remove the detachable scrub brush by pushing in the button on the back of the brush and slide upwards. Use the brush to rub the foam back and forth to allow the exclusive Odor-X technology to reach deep into fabric fibers and destroy odors at the molecular level. After scrubbing, wipe with a clean cloth.

To remove odors from car carpets, follow the same directions with Power Out! Carpet & Mats Heavy Duty Cleaner. For Leather surfaces, use Power Out! Leather Cleaner & Conditioner with Odor-X to eliminate odors. Spray a light coat of foam on leather seats, remove the detachable micro-scrub brush and rub the brush back and forth. Immediately wipe with a clean soft cotton cloth or microfiber towel.

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For hard and all other surfaces within the car use Power Out! Odor-X Odor Eliminator & Refresher Spray and the Power Out! Odor-X Whole Car Blast. Spray Power Out! Odor-X Odor Eliminator & Refresher Spray on hard surfaces and wipe away to remove absorbed odors. The Turtle Wax Whole Car Blast is an Odor-X concentrated fogger in a can that refreshes every surface of the car and will circulate deep into vents to remove odors.

For the Whole Car Blast to reach deep into vents and car surfaces, turn on the car’s air conditioning to the maximum feature and turn on the air recycle feature. Place the can in a cup holder or on the floor of your car and firmly press down on the valve to release the automatic mist. Leave the car and allow it to run for 15 minutes. The Whole Car Blast will enter the air vents, penetrate hard and soft surfaces and will leave a Fresh New Car Scent.

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