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Question DetailsAsked on 7/28/2012

Help? Cigarette odor in car. Need auto detailer, cleaner or product to buy and use myself in Nashville, TN that WORKS!

Details: Need advice! I need to sell my car in order to get out of my car payment. I need to get best price possible so I will have enough (1K or 2K) to get an 'operable' car to replace. Car is 2008 Honda Fit. PRO(s) only 20,000 miles. CONS: I have some hail damage on roof and a scratch (deep) on both passenger doors. I have also smoked cigarettes in the car. I would say 'lightly' - open windows, etc. There is no yellowing of header or upholstery and no burns anywhere. I plan to replace cabin air filter but need to locate a company or product that will clean the ducts, etc. AND that will "fingers-crossed" remove the smoke smell.

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I have found ozone machines work well for removing odors from vehicles. A good ozone machine is about 300.00, so I would investigate the dealership and/or detailing shops in your area. They will probably have one, and the charge to use it will be less than the cost of buying one.

The engine should be on while using the machine. Turn the car's blower on and select 'recirculate' on the car's a/c panel. This will circulate the ozone through the ducts and remove the cig smell.

Answered 8 years ago by quadring789


What quadri said is probably the best way to do it, but if you dont have that option, i know that at General Motors dealerships sell a spray in a bottle that works really well , i know i have used it before, but it has been a long time and i dont remember the name of it ,but go to a Chevy or GMC or Buick dealership and ask the service department for some, and i hope this helps you. GOOD LUCK!!!

Answered 8 years ago by kenno25

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