Best way to get smoke smell out of your car? Cigarette smoke and more

By craig / June 25, 2016

 

Hi I am Craig The Odor Dude and over the years we have been asked by many people on what is best way to get smoke smell out of car. Luckily we have removed the cigarette smoke smells from hundreds of cars and I have been able to test different methods for getting rid of that horrible residual odor that cigarettes leave.
Today we are going to look at those different techniques and equipment (which we will review below).
We will also look at ozone generator for car odors and evaluate those too.
Smoking inside a car (including weed) means the vehicles interior absorbs the residues from the cigarettes and demand is strong for the best odor eliminator for smoke. Buying a car that stinks from cigarettes the day after you buy it is very frustrating and owners deserve better than that.

OPTION A : Suited for Light Contamination’s of cigarette smoke.
Method No 1. Removing Cigarette Odor With Ozone Gas.

Ozone gas is highly effective on light contamination’s and is very easy to use. This is the simplest way to remove smoke and other smells from a vehicle without any heavy duty cleaning needed.

How to use an Ozone machine Inside a Vehicle

Step No One: Put the ozone machine inside the vehicle on a flat surface.
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Step No Two: Connect Ozone Machine to an extension power cable but first wind two windows down on opposite sides of vehicle approximately 1/2 inch and run the extension cable out through one of them to the power.
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Step No Three: Close the doors of the vehicle leaving the windows at 1/2 down and run the Ozone Generator for short bursts (say 30 – 40 minutes) over a 2 hour period. Use a timer with gaps of 5 minutes in between

Once done open car and air for 30 minutes and then assess if any odor remains.

This is the unit we recommend for treating cigarette smoke in vehicles and trucks.We use and recommend this unit. It is well priced, and lasts well for the money. The ozone output is excellent and they hold close to their value if you want to sell them second hand.
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Just switch it on, and follow directions below. These units are powerful and excellent for removing smoke smells from vehicles. Also great for mold and damp odors in a basement, cooking smells in a house and so on.

Which Ozone Machine To Use to remove cigarette smoke?

The Ozone machine shown above is very effective for removing dog odor and general household odors such as cooking, and can be used also for killing mold, eliminating dust mites, reducing cooking smells, and many other uses to purify and improve the odors in a home.


Best way to get smoke smell out of your car

OPTION B : Suited for Heavy Contamination’s of cigarette smoke.

Ozone treatment is the easiest way to remove light smoke smells but if you have a serious contamination then please follow the steps outlined below.

Method: Clean the Cigarette Residues out of the car fabric first using our powerful homemade smoke odor neutralizer before ozone Treatment begins .

For strong contamination’s Ozone is not enough and you first need to treat the area and clean it. Many car owners do this themselves and its quite easy to do if you follow the step by step instructions below.
We have a special formula we use which has 4 simple ingredients in it. It works incredibly well and is very inexpensive to make at home.

I use a formula in this cigarette smoke removal procedure which you can buy here for just $9-99
Step No 1. Inject Chemical into ceiling and fabrics
Using a large spray bottle pump the chemical into the fabric of the vehicle to help break down the smoke particles.

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Step No 2. Leave the chemical for 5-10 mins for it to Work
Once the formula is injected with a commercial spray bottle into the ceiling and tops of seats and headrests leave it for 5-10 minutes to work. I use Formula 2 for this purpose.
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Step No 3. Inject hot water and extract chemical and residues
Using the wet vac and injection system, inject very hot water (close to boiling) into the fabric that has the formula sprayed in it.
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Step No 4
Extract the residues (hot water and smoke odor control product) with your wet vac (I use the small wand for this). Below is a typical result from extracting a ceiling. These are the waste residues from cigarettes
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Note we have used our formula on most vehicles and never had any issues. If your ceiling is drooping or damaged then we do not recommend using the formula or a wet vac as it could suck the material down. If the ceiling is firm then you shouldn’t have any problems. Please note some JEEP and CHRYSLER brands do have ceilings that are flimsy and floppy and will need care and attention.
We have found Nissans, Toyotas, to be very durable. Please try first in a small area first *NOTE WE take no responsibility if ceiling damage occurs. Always spot test in an inconspicuous area first

Step No 5
Finish with very hot water again and leave to dry. Once dry give 30 – 40 minutes of Ozone Shock Treatment. If this does not remove the cigarette smoke smell then repeat process when the seats have dried thoroughly (always clean before ozone treatment)

Craig is going to run us through the process in the video below.
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How to get cigarette smell out of a car

To get smoke smell out you will also need a carpet cleaning machine that has the ability to inject hot water and extract residues at the same time. I use a wet vac for smaller jobs and it works brilliantly. I use the smaller wand (not pictured for cigarette smoke removal) and this little unit is great value.
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There is no doubt that how to get cigarette smell out of car inquiries come from very upset car owners. To a non smoker having to put up with cigarette smoke is very annoying. If you are unlucky enough to buy a car that has a cigarette smoke contamination then rest assured there is a way to remove those toxic chemicals that come from smoke and reside in the ceiling. We have tested ozone relentlessly over the years and have the following conclusions. Ozone Gas known as Ozone (O3) is a oxidizing compound created by splitting the Oxygen molecules (O2) with electricity creating a third molecule that binds with contaminates and breaks them done. Read more here
We have found Ozone very effective on smoke odors in cars depending on how bad the contamination is. The (O3) binds with the residues from cigarette smoke and breaks them down and thus removes the odor. Light contamination’s such as a rental car where someone has smoked in it for a short period (a couple of weeks) is perfect for just using an Ozone treatment, where as a car that has been smoked in for 5 years will need cleaning first (as shown below) and then an ozone treatment.
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DISCLAIMER

If your ceiling is drooping or damaged then we do not recommend using the formula or a wet vac as it could suck the material down. If the ceiling is firm then you shouldn’t have any problems. Please note some JEEP and CHRYSLER brands do have ceilings that are flimsy and floppy and will need care and attention.
We have found Nissans, Toyotas, to be very durable. Please try first in a small area first *NOTE WE take no responsibility if ceiling damage occurs. Always spot test in an inconspicuous area first

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About the author

craig

Craig is an Odor Removal Expert and ran a Odor Removal Business for 11 years. He is a specialist in cat urine removal, dog urine removal, Dog Odor, and cigarette smell removal.