How to Get the Smell of Alcohol Out of Car

February 9, 2024

When alcohol is spilled on the upholstery of your car, it can leave a foul odor that is difficult to get rid of. This article will show you how to get the smell of alcohol out of your car, using simple home cleaning products and tricks.

The first step is to thoroughly clean your car. Remove all the trash and vacuum the floor, including hard-to-reach spaces. If the odor persists, try airing out your car on a warm, breezy day. You can also open the windows and doors and use electric fans to help circulate the air. The odor of rubbing alcohol often dissipates on its own, but if you want to speed up the process, use an odor removal spray, which can be found at most drugstores and supermarkets.


White vinegar is a great natural cleaning product, and its strong scent is ideal against bad odours. If you leave a small cup of vinegar in your car overnight, its odour-eating properties will work to limit even the strongest odours.

Cloth Seats

If your car seats have been stained with alcohol, you can clean them using water and detergent mix. Soak a sponge in the solution and apply it to the stain, then rinse the area with clean water. If the odour remains, you can make a homemade disinfectant spray to use in your car.

Tumble dryer sheets are another natural deodorizer that can be used to remove odours from your car. They are easily available in supermarkets and cleaning shops, costing around PS1 to PS2 a pack.


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