BREATH OF FRESH AIR
Scent is usually the first thing people notice when entering an unfamiliar car. And for some drivers, that's bad news. A smelly car can end up costing hundreds of dollars in detailing costs and even lose value over time. Odors embed into upholstery and carpets, until that "new-car smell" becomes a used-car funk. Some odors, such as those from smoking or leaving food in the car, are preventable. But others, such as spilled milk from a toddler on a sticky summer day, are harder to avoid. The good news: There's hope for smelly cars. With these methods, keeping a car smelling fresh is remarkably cheap and easy. All it takes are a few household items and some imagination.