Odor Sprays

If there is an odor in a car vent, it can be caused by many things. Over time the odor could cause headaches and nausea. There are ways you can get rid of odor in car vents once you can identify what is causing the odor. The information contained in this article will help you to identify the common causes of an odor in car vents.


If you or anyone else smokes in the car you know how much it lingers inside the leather and upholstery of the vehicle. Even when  you stop smoking the car will retain the smell. You can cover it up all you want and have your professionally cleaned but that will not keep the smell at bay. This is because the tobacco smoke has embedded itself inside the vents of the car. Whenever you run cool or hot air it recycles the air in the car through the vents. Once you run the heat again it warms the plastic in the vents and the odor will be back. You can spray inside the vents and replace the AC filter, It will remove the tobacco smell that was being recycled in as it allows the car smell fresh.


Small animals such as mice and squirrels will often seek refuge from storms in the body of your car. There are small areas under the car where they can easily hide. If one of these small animals dies in these crevices or leaves fur or scat behind it can cause an odor in car vents. Spray and wipe down the inside of the vents and then spray the solution once more inside as well. You should also take the car to a car wash that can clean the undercarriage.

Feces- For this gross chore, clean up then spray down the area good and let it penetrate down in. You'll want to vacuum this up to make sure you get everything up. 
Urine- For this tough chore, you'll need to completely saturate the area and let it get down to the source and pad if there is one. 
Vomit- For this gross chore, clean up then spray down the area good and let it penetrate down in. You'll want to vacuum this up to make sure you get everything up. 


As you drive your vehicle around you'll attract dust inside the vents. Over time this accumulation of dust will lead to an odor in car vents that's easily remedied. Dust isn't only regular dirt from outside but also includes pet dander, flakes of skin and other biological waste. The easy solution is to reverse suction on a vacuum cleaner and blow the dust out of the vents. Clean the vent interior with the general purpose cleaner. 


Driving through the stench of a skunk can embed the scent into the vents. This is even more possible if you happen to be the run to have hit the skunk. The musk they excrete can embed itself in the plastic. Once heat (either by car heat or the sun heating the car) is introduced the smell will appear again. To a bucket of warm water you will want to add a cup of dry mustard and mix it until it is dissolved. Use a rag to wipe down the tires of the card, the undercarriage and the vents.


If the vents are used little and moisture is allowed to accumulate mold can easily form. To clean this use the general purpose cleaner used to remove animal smells.

6. Shoes
Spray into the shoes and let it work its magic to eliminate the odors.