When it comes to looking after your car one of the hardest things to do is keep your car smelling fresh during the summer months. With the warm weather making things difficult, you may find that your car is much harder to clean through June, July and August. Whilst it may seem impossible to stay on top of it, there are a couple of things you can do to ensure your car is a pleasure to be in. With that in mind, here are a few tips and tricks to help keep your car smelling fresh this summer: 

 

  • Make Sure You’re Clearing Out Any Rubbish

 

One of the best things you can do to improve the cleanliness of your car during summer is ensure you’re cleaning out any rubbish. Whilst you may need to store rubbish in there during the day, taking it with you at the end of the night is the best way to ensure that there is no chance of it smelling in the morning. In some cases, it also helps avoid and spillages that can take weeks to clean. If you struggle to remember, try setting an alarm on your phone for the time that you usually arrive home. 

 

  • Don’t Store Food In There During The Heat

 

Another great way to avoid any unwanted smells is to ensure you’re not storing any food in your car when it’s warm outside. Not only will it make your food inedible, but it will also spread bacteria and odours that are hard to get rid of. If you do need to store food during the day, buy yourself a cooler for your car. Not only will this give you a place to store your food tidily, but it will help ensure there are not bad smells spreading whilst you’re gone. 

 

  • Clean It Out As Often As You Can

 

Although you should be cleaning your car regularly in all seasons, ensuring you do so throughout the summer months is even more important. Set a specific time of the week where you dedicate an hour or so to cleaning the interior of your car and you will start to notice a difference in cleanliness straightaway. If you spill anything or notice an unusual smell, clean it up straight away. For tips and tricks when it comes to cleaning your car, you can visit this site here. 

 

  • Use An Air Freshener To Mask Smells

 

If you are worried about smells in your car or you have a lot of regular passengers, you may want to consider using a car air freshener to mask anything bad. Whether you purchase one from the store or you use a branded one you picked up at an event, you will notice the difference it makes almost instantly. For more information about Custom Fresheners, you can visit this site here. 

 

  • Drive With The Windows Down And Avoid Air Conditioning

 

Finally, if you think that there is something causing a bad smell in your car you may want to consider driving with the windows down to help air it out. If you use the air conditioning you will find that you’re just circulating the odour, rather than getting rid of it. 

Do you struggle to keep your car smelling fresh in the summer? What can you do to ensure you keep it clean this year? Let me know in the comments section below. 

 

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