Your Mercedes is likely your pride and joy and the best car you’ve ever owned. But! What if your brother-in-law smoked his cigars in it while you were on vacation? Or you forgot about that bag of hamburger and fries on the back seat on a hot summer day? All is not lost. There are ways to deodorize your precious car.

Mercedes Odors Be Gone

Here are some tips for getting your Mercedes smelling fresh and almost new once again. Odors don’t have to ruin your car forever or even for months. There is a cure, several of them, actually.


White vinegar is a great deodorizer. It breaks down certain types of smells. Animal urine is one example. Did the cat take a whiz in the car on the way to the vet? Pour a little white vinegar on the spot then blot up as much as you can. The vinegar will break down the urine. The car will smell of vinegar for a week as it evaporates, but it is better than cat pee!


You can purchase sheets of carbon embedded “fabric” on the Internet. The fabric is more of a furnace filter type of stuff. Put a couple of these sheets under your seats to soak up odors. Change them out when they stop working.


Good old 20 Mule Team Borax is fabulous for breaking down any organic stain. Mix up a loose paste with hot water, stir until dissolve, then pour on the stain. Let it sit for 30 minutes and then wipe it up.


If the home remedies don’t work, then you’ll need to see an auto detailer to have the interior shampooed.

Mercedes Maintenance

We hope that these tips help deodorize the problem you’re having with your Mercedes. Always remember that A1 Performance Auto Repair performs all the Mercedes maintenance and repairs needed for your car.

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