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How to Keep Your Car Smelling Good + PERK Vent Wraps Giveaway (Ends 10/7/15)

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Is your car suffering from stinky car syndrome? If so, see our smart tips for how to keep your car smelling good! #PERKFRESH

Everyone loves getting a new car and one of the things we look forward to most is that new car smell. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to ever last quite long enough. Check out these tips for how to keep your car smelling good no matter how new or old it is.

  1. Keep a trash can in your car, but don’t let your car become the trash can. Many of us are in our cars pretty much every day, so it’s no surprise that trash ends up in our car. I’ll admit we’ve had those super busy times where the back seat ends up being like a trash can between fast food bags, leftover plastic grocery bags, mail and the like. However, leaving all that “stuff” in your car just leads to a stinky car in no time. Instead, I now keep a small trash can or a plastic or paper grocery bag in the car to collect all the trash in. Then when I get home I just toss the bag or empty the can into the larger trash can in the garage for a mess-free car with no stinkiness.
  2. Be aware of what you’re doing in your car. Since we spend a lot of time in our car, we of course also do a lot of things in our car other than just driving. If you’re doing things like eating, smoking in your car or hauling around the kids and pets who are likely bringing in messes of their own, your car can quickly get stinky. As such, be aware of what you’re doing in your car so you know the hard-hit areas to concentrate on for #3.
  3. Regularly clean your car. Once you know the highest traffic areas of your car, be sure to clean those areas of your car regularly. I like to regularly vacuum out the car and make sure there aren’t any random wrappers strewn about. You may also want to steam clean your upholstery regularly, especially if you have pets or there have been dropped drinks, muddy shoes and the like in your car.
  4. Keep check of your car’s condition. Unfortunately, over time our cars break down and there may be mechanical issues that can actually lead to various smells in your car. Also be aware of any holes or dents in your car that may be harboring water which can lead to a musky mildew smell. When possible, try to not park in the sun as the heat can make odors set and be harder to remove. PERK-Vent-Wraps-in-Packaging
  5. Use PERK Vent Wraps. I’m the kind of person that always likes to smell something good whether it’s just a simple clean scent or one of my favorite scents, like vanilla. As such, I love using PERK Vent Wraps in our car.PERK-Vent-Wraps-Unwrapped

Why Use PERK Vent Wraps?

  • Available in a variety of scents like golden vanilla and that coveted new car smell
  • Each pack contains 4 PERK Vent Wraps. Each wrap lasts about 15 days so each pack lasts about 2 months
  • Super easy to use, just wrap around one of your vent blades – it won’t block the airflow and the vent can still be adjusted
  • Discreet design so your car vents won’t look gaudy and no risk of spills or leaks
  • Uses patent-pending StediScent™ technology to deliver consistent, high-quality fragrance
  • Each wrap is individually sealed so you aren’t wasting any scent time
  • Widely available at stores like Walmart, Target, AutoZone, Kroger, CVS and other storesPERK-Vent-Wraps-In-CarI love that with a quick glance you don’t even really notice the PERK wraps!

I love the simple clean scent of the New Car variety. We’ve tried other auto air fresheners in the past, but I didn’t like how obvious they looked, and also impacted being able to adjust the vent. With PERK Vent Wraps that isn’t an issue at all and I really appreciate that the scent is really consistent without punching you in the face every time you open the car door. If you’d like to try out PERK Vent Wraps yourself, be sure to grab this $1 off PERK coupon and enter our giveaway below! Stay up to date by following PERK’s Facebook page. PERK Vent Wraps Giveaway

Thanks to the generosity of PERK Vent Wraps, one lucky Smart Savvy Living reader will be winning a PERK Vent Wraps Gift Basket including:

  • 6 month supply of PERK products/fragrances
  • 1 PERK travel mug
  • 2 pairs of PERK sunglasses (1 green and 1 black)

Giveaway is open to legal residents of the 50 United States + DC who are the age of majority in your state. Prizes cannot be shipped to PO Boxes. Giveaway closes at 11:59 PM ET 10/7/2015. Winner will be notified via email and must confirm their win within 24 hours. Smart Savvy Living is not responsible for any prizes or shipments. All entries must be completed via the Rafflecopter widget below. See widget for full details and rules.
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Em Mahr

Wednesday 7th of October 2015

I struggle to keep my car smelling fresh because of all the stinky, sweaty sporting gear from my teenage sons and their friends.

Crystal Rogers Walker

Wednesday 30th of September 2015

My husband chews tobacco and he is constanlly spilling it in my Jeep and it smells terrible

Michele Behlen

Wednesday 30th of September 2015

The worst odor is my husband's cigarette smoke.

Amanda Alvarado

Tuesday 29th of September 2015

We deal with tobacco odors and sweaty karate equipment!

Jennifer Rogers

Tuesday 29th of September 2015

we deal with food odors even afetr the food is gone!