When you stop and think about the sheer amount of time you spend in your car, you really want it to smell nice. The problem that many of us run into is that offensive odors seem to linger in the interior of the car for long periods of time. Even worse, these odors manage to mix together. It’s really difficult to relax and enjoy your daily commute when the interior of your car smells like the gym bag you forgot about over the weekend, the pizza you hauled home on for dinner on Friday night, and your dog.
The fact that there seems to be a little mildew in the car’s air conditioning system really doesn’t help. Leaving the windows open for a few hours can help air out the interior of your car, but sometimes that simply isn’t an option. Car air fresheners can provide a more permanent solution, and keep the interior of your car smelling fresh. Some of the air fresheners currently on the market will even make the interior of your car smell every bit as good as the day you first drove your car off the dealer’s lot.
The biggest mistake many people make when it comes to car air fresheners is going to the local gas station and picking up a three pack of little pine tree shaped things that cost a buck or two. Technically, they will change the way the interior of your smells, but more often than not they simply add another scent to the interior of your car, usually a chemically smell that can trigger headaches and even bouts of nausea. When it comes to keeping the interior of your car smelling good, you really get what you pay for. In the long run, you will be better off if you take time to choose a scent that you really enjoy, and if you spend just a little more money, you’ll discover you can avoid the smell of chemicals as well.
The placement of the car air fresheners can also have a huge impact on the way that the interior of your car smells. The closer you keep the air fresher to your vehicle’s vents, the more the smell will circulate throughout the interior of your car.
Even though you will get a great deal of use from your air freshener, they don’t last forever. You will want to make sure that you keep a spare tucked away in your glove compartment so you can quickly swap it out with the old one. Make sure you choose a scent that pleases you, as well as everyone else that rides around in your vehicle.