A question we get asked here a lot at Car Air Freshener Shop is how to best use spray car air fresheners, so we thought we’d take the time to answer your question in this nice, handy post! But first, a cuppa…
Right, that’s better! OK, spray air fresheners.
First, let us be clear…
There’s a few types of spray air fresheners out there. To keep it simple (and to ensure I don’t run out of tea) let’s stick to the two most popular. There are aerosol air fresheners for example, Autosmart Berry Blast. We like to reference these bad boys as car deodorants. Why? Because we’re cool.
The other type of spray car air freshener is the liquid spray type freshener. For example, Autoglym Autofresh. Now I’m sure there’s a more technical term than ‘liquid spray’ but I’m writing this at 9am. I’ve not yet had my cornflakes. Obviously.
Right then! Now that we’ve cleared that smell up (get it? I know… Rubbish.) Let’s move on!
How do I get the best from my liquid spray air freshener?
Well, fortunately, it’s actually really simple! No need for witchcraft to get them to work at their best. It’s just a simple case of good technique! We’ve had plenty of practice too…
Ok, first let’s imagine we’re using Autoglym Autofresh. To get the best from this awesome air freshener, there’s a couple of things you can do. First, sing your favorite Lady Gaga song. I’m joking… You was going to do it wasn’t you!!? Ha! Ok, seriously this time…
Spray a 2-3 squirts on each of your car mats (including the drivers) ensuring that you’re spraying around 30cm away from the mat itself to get good coverage and to avoid stains. If you’ve mats in the back, give those a good spray too.
Note: Please do this next one at your own risk! It works brilliantly but please be careful. We can not accept responsibility for damage to your car based on this suggestion.
Ok, now the legal ‘don’t sue us’ stuff is out the way, let’s crack on! It can be great to spray one or two sprays of your liquid air freshener directly in to your air vents in the dashboard too. (we recommend you’re best to use the vents closest to the doors) It further enhances the distribution of fragrance around the car and ensures each spray lasts as long as possible too! Remember, at your own risk!
Now, to nicely circulate the fragrance all around the car, all you need to do is switch on the footwell and dash blowers for a few mins. It will encourage the spray now in the front mats and the dash vents to spread around the inside of the car for great coverage! Umm smell that? It smells like awesome.
To get the best out of your aerosol car air freshener for example, Autosmart Berry Blast (our favourite) simply spray your air freshener for 2-3 seconds (no longer unless you want your eyes to taste this stuff.) in to the centre of your car towards the rear/back seats.
The reason we choose and (highly recommend) Autosmart Berry Blast is not only does it smell fab, it has a fantasticly massive nozzle. It’s actually quite similar to a fire extinguisher! Making it great for coverage.
Want your air freshener to last as long as possible? Of course you do! Well, you’re best to spray your air freshener last thing before you put your car to bed for the night. That way your chosen fragrance has time to settle before you open your car up again in the AM.
Have fun and enjoy!