Buying A Car That Has Smoke Odors And Dog Damage? Repair It And Improve The Value Fast

If you are purchasing a vehicle that smells like smog and dog, and there is some damage to the interior because of the dog, you'll want to contact some interior experts right away. There are things you can do to the vehicle that will restore the inside and eliminate the smells that haunt you. Here are a few of the services you want to try so you can drive the car without dealing with smells and damages.

Basic Detailing

Start by having the interior detailed at a professional auto interior detailing specialist. They have the commercial tools and cleaning supplies to target trouble areas in the car and to get rid of odors and stains. The detailing will be better than what you can do at home, and it may be enough to get the smoke and dog odor out of the vehicle. If not, other options are still available.

Oxygen Removal Treatment

The interior experts can do a treatment where they suck all the oxygen out of the vehicle. Since some of the odors are living bacteria and others trapped in the air and the fabric, removing the oxygen will help to kill the bacteria and the scent from the odors. They do this for a select period of time, sometimes 24 hours, to get the smell out of the car. If this doesn't work, you may want to remove the upholstery.

Carpet and Upholstery Replacement

If you can't get rid of the odors and you want to replace the carpeting and upholstery, get quotes from local providers like Rich's Custom Upholstery. This includes a lot of benefits like:

  • Gets rid of fabric and materials that contain odors
  • Eliminates staining, torn seats, and other damages from the odors or dog
  • Improves the value of the vehicle
  • Makes the vehicle look newer

You should be able to get a significant discount on the vehicle, so you have money left over to replace the carpeting and the upholstery.

Make sure you let the damaged automobile seller know what an inconvenience it is that the car interior is in such poor condition before you buy it, and use the odors and upholstery damage as leverage for the best price possible on the vehicle. Once you make all the necessary changes and you get rid of the smells and damages, the vehicle is going to be worth more than when you originally purchased it from the seller.