Friday, June 27, 2014

Forbes Living to Examine Stinky Car Syndrome

Forbes Living will offer some advice to drivers whose car interiors may not smell as fresh as the air coming in through the window.  How does this happen?  Food or drinks get spilled and if this happens on a highway commute or when the driver is in a hurry to get somewhere, the spill may not be tended to for a long time following the incident.  This gives stains and smells a chance to set in and become permanent.  When transporting groceries home from the market, be sure nothing slips out and hides beneath a seat.  As that food item deteriorates, it will issue a mysterious smell that may confound the car owner for days or weeks before the culprit is located.  Sometimes it is an animal that crawled into the car interior or the engine compartment.  If the critter is now deceased, its presence will soon become known, but the remains may be lodged in an inaccessible spot.

Forbes Living will examine why our cars sometimes not only act their age but smell their age too.

The Forbes Living TV show offers some solutions to vehicular halitosis.  Keep some paper towels available at all times -- excess napkins from fast food restaurants can serve well if kept handy in the car.  Spilled liquids will quickly find their way underneath carpeting to the lowest spot in the car, and this may require professional help to deal with.  Some experts suggest ozone generators or neutralizing sprays, which actually absorb odors.  For less severe odor control, common products like Febreze can help.  The key is to open all the windows and give your car a good airing out afterward.  You don't want for you and your passengers to be stuck inside a closed environment full of chemicals.

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