I just picked up a new to us 2014 Chevrolet Equinox. The dealer’s detail peron had cleaned the interior. It was a hot day and the dealer parked the vehicle in the shade and opened the windows knowing we were on the way. We could smell the cleaning products from twenty feet.
It is a strong scent, like an air freshener. I searched the vehicle for one in an obscure spot. The smell has permeated the upholstery. Unscented Febreeze knocks down the scent in the air but it doesn’t last. I have a sack of odor absorbing rocks in the car and it has been outdoors with the doors open. I think it is weakening, but the smell is still there. My wife is allergic and I got a bit of a headache after a 30 mile drive home from work with the AC running.
I’m looking for advice on how to deodorize the vehicle. I’d been in it prior to purchase and it did not smell like this so I’m sure it is the detailing. There are lots of products but they seem to focus on pet odors or smoke. Any suggestions? I don’t want any scented products due to sensitivity.