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An Air Freshener Just Covers Smells. Achieve An Odor-Free Vehicle And Eliminate It For Good

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Keeping your car clean and dirt free is one thing, but making sure that bothersome odors don’t reappear is an entirely different challenge. The pros here at Mr. Clean Car Wash know and understand the challenges you may face with keeping stubborn smells at bay. While we hope you’ll take advantage of our professional interior detailing and savings to eliminate tough odors, but here are a few air freshener types that you can use in between deep cleanings.

Gel Packs
Gel pack fresheners offer a way to fill the air with your favorite scent and provide a long-lasting freshness that can last up to several weeks and months. They come in a variety of fragrances including:

  • Apple
  • Bubblegum
  • Melon
  • Grape and other fruit fragrances

You can place the canister under your seat or in another compartment for an intricate burst of freshness every time you cruise down the road. Gel packs are safe and not overbearing like other plug-in air fresheners are. And once you remove the canister, the smell is gone and doesn’t linger like a spray would. This freshener is a good product that allows you to conceal it while the scent outlasts all other car fragrance products.

Car fragrance sprays are a popular and easy choice for most people because they give off an instant scent. They come in a huge variety of scents to choose from and many are strong enough to last several hours and even days. Many have strong citrus tones. While this spray doesn’t neutralize odors like some sprays do, there is a robust citrus scent that embodies fresh, clean fruit.

Plug-In Varieties
Air fresheners that plug into your battery charger or clip are another variety that car lovers adore. They are easy to use and provide a burst of scent, especially when your car is running. Some can be overwhelming at first, especially for passengers who are placed directly in line with the freshener.

Hanging Scented Fresheners
Fresheners that hang in your vehicle either on available clips or your front mirror offer a light scent that can help ward off pesky odors. They are very economical and easy to use and dispose of. There are several popular hanging air fresheners and is often sold 3 or more to a pack. While an affordable alternative, they are not long lasting like an odor eliminator.

Vent Clips
Using vent clips offer a quick and easy way to get the scent you love fill the air every time you turn your air vents on. They work great with your air conditioner and the heater in your car. They are a great product that lets you enjoy the warm and cozy scents of home right inside the comfort of your vehicle. The downfall is that they dry out easily and have a short life of just a few weeks, or less if you use your vents very regularly.

While portable air fresheners are a great way to keep your car’s air smelling fresh, an odor eliminator by Mr. Clean Car Wash is the best option for lasting refreshing smelling interiors. Contact us today!

Odor Eliminator Benefits For A Clean Smelling Vehicle

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Your vehicle is an investment through and through. That is why keeping dirt and stains at bay is a priority. Whether you carpool kids to school each day or travel with your dog to the park each weekend, odors are bound to arise. While using your favorite air freshener to keep things smelling good is a great idea, it is just a temporary fix. Have you ever noticed that underlying smells reoccur just a few days later? Using an odor eliminator is a better and more long-lasting alternative to an air freshener. Here are some ways to get rid of pesky odors for good with some help from the pros at Mr. Clean Car Wash.

Wash Away Dirt And Grime

Many times odors start on the outside of your vehicle. Mud and other contaminants can easily make it into the interior of your car while you’re getting in and out. It’s important to keep your car’s surface clean at all times to prevent tracking in odor-causing particles. Visit a Mr. Clean Car Wash location and choose a wash based on your needs. An exterior cleaning will help remove outside odor-causing debris and prevent it from reaching your vehicle’s interior. Options include a:

  • 1000-point soft cloth wash
  • Thorough under body wash
  • Single shine polish
  • Cascade of Clean foam bath
  • Spot-free rinse

Get An Interior Detail

Having your vehicle’s interior cleaned by a professional at Mr. Clean Car Wash helps target hidden dirt and odors that are lurking in corners and on surfaces. This includes many options such as:

  • Thorough vacuuming
  • Wipe down of console and dash
  • Window cleaning
  • An odor eliminator treatment

A clean interior space helps reduce stubborn scents, while the odor eliminator actually counter-balances unpleasant smells that are hard to eliminate such as cigarette smoke and pet accidents.

Clean The Vents

A lot of environmental odors can easily reach inside your interior car space once you turn on your vents. Your car’s vent system can also harbor mildew and encourage mold growth. This can lead to permanent odors that are hard to eliminate with just a normal air freshener. Sprays, plastic odor diffusers and scented hanging fresheners will only provide a temporary fix to car odor. Ask your car care specialist at Mr. Clean to install a new cabin air filter and follow up with odor eliminators to get rid of bothersome smells permanently.

Choosing An Odor Eliminator Over An Air Freshener

Mr. Clean Car Wash techs use a variety of odor fighting cleaning solutions that leave your vehicle smelling fresh long after application. The main difference is that an odor eliminator directly targets bacteria-causing odor that’s tough to beat. Choosing this form of odor control helps eradicate the problem rather than masking it like an air freshener would.

A spray of your favorite tropical breeze air freshener will only temporary send the scent through the air—it doesn’t target embedded odors. Using an odor eliminator helps to neutralize and resolve heavy duty odors and leaves your car’s interior smelling clean and refreshing.