What's the best way to get rid of a sweat smell in my vehicle?

My son left his hockey bag in the backseat of my car and now it reeks of sweat, even after removing the bag! How do I get rid of the smell?

Answer
If you have a sweat smell in your car, it’s not nearly as bad as you might think. Unlike coffee stains that require scrubbing and blotting, smells just need a quick deodorizer.
To get rid of sweat smells in your car, mix two parts water with one part white vinegar in a spray bottle. Let it dry and repeat as necessary until the smell is gone. Obviously, you’ll want to air out your car so it doesn’t smell like vinegar, but the process should take only about 12-24 hours.
While your car insurance won’t protect you from bad smells (although that would be awesome!) you still might want to consider saving money on insurance while you’re waiting for your car to destinkify. To do this easily, download the Jerry app—we’ll get you customized quotes from top providers, so that all you need to do is choose the plan that works best for you. (And once you choose one, we’ll even help you switch!)
Best of luck with getting your car back to smelling like roses—or at least to smelling like something other than sweat!
Eric Schad
Answered on Nov 01, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.
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