I spilled gas in my car, on rubber floor mats in the hatch area, and now I can’t get the smell out. You can buy these for around 2 - 3 dollars each in kitchen gadget stores or just go direct - contact them at customerservice@innofresh.com and ask for order form. Maybe some food spilled on the carpet. Just put one or two in car and trunk and forget about it. If your car smells are unpleasant but aren’t a sign of mechanical malfunction, there are ways you can make your car smell better. A car mildew smell can be quite disturbing and annoying. By Teresa Shearer (Guest Post) ... Don't know if this will work but I would try soaking the area where you think the blood spilled in vinegar. I would pour it freely over the area - get it really wet. Something as simple as water spilled on a dirty seat or a child’s sippy cup dripping milk can be the culprit, or it can be something else altogether such as a mechanical problem. A smell that arrives when the A/C is first on? The first step in treating any spill is to blot and clean, then deodorize. Fortunately that is about it, no further damage to the critical parts of the car. Any suggestions. However, you can permanently remove the mildew smell by following these simple steps. Blanca asked: How do I remove fish odor from back car seats? Discussion Starter • #1 • Sep 11, 2011. Local ponds may smell like mud and fish. This stinky smell cannot be solved by just spraying an air freshener and no matter how many air fresheners you use, you will not be able to get rid of this smell. Local lakes might smell like mud, fish, and outboard engine oil. Mildew is a growth, usually white in color, produced by molds and fungi. 1,009 Posts . The car now smells like a fishing boat. Get rid of other common smells in your car. This will remove odors from carpet. Odors can be caused by ordinary objects and liquids that you may never suspect. I replaced the rubber mats— but the smell still lingers, like an angry dybbuk. Now every time we sit in the car, it smells horribly bad. Any ideas to get rid of the smell will be appreciated. I put one of the shopping bags in the back car seat, not know it had fish defrosting during a 29 degree day. You may get inside your car only to be overwhelmed by a mysterious smell. - Gina. If the carpet still reeks, use a carpet-cleaning machine. However, after clearing all the water and drying, the underlying layer of insulation material is still wet tho the top carpet seems dry. I tried baking soda, eucalyptus oil and oxy clean. Try baking soda. Could be antifreeze leaking into the car through the heating system. A fishy smell? Remove what you can, and then sprinkle baking soda on it. Mildew thrives and grows in places that are damp, warm and dark. As a result the car will have a stale smell without verntilation and after the windows are closed for awhile. They’re not working. No spills or chemicals to worry about. Check whether the evaporator drain is blocked. 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