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Singapore Car Cleaning Hacks: Vomit/Spillage/Odor in the car

Exploding Drinking Vomit & Spillage of Soup/Seafood: the aftermath. Whether your car is new or old, pristine or putrid, nobody wants a foul-smelling car.

Disasters of the erupting bodily fluid kind were considered the most heinous.

Removing a bad odour from your car is difficult, but here are a few tips you might like to try. Let us know if you’ve got a better remedy!


You’ll find a lot of people pointing you in the direction of vinegar. This can be poured onto the stain to dilute the mess, but also to rid the smell. Once you’ve done the cleaning, place an open bowl of vinegar in the car over night. Repeat for a few nights if necessary.

Ground coffee

Ground coffee is a great way to reset the olfactory system, so it makes sense that it may also help with odour removal. Like vinegar, it is suggested that you place an open pot of ground coffee in the car overnight – repeat if necessary.


This is old school (and can cause vomiting). Like vinegar, vodka can be used directly on the stain as well as left in an open container to remove the odour. Tip: use the cheap stuff.

Cat litter

Sometimes, drying the area and drawing out the liquid (we mean vomit/poo) from fabric is tricky. Spreading a load of cat litter on the area will not only help dry the tainted fabric, but can help with odour elimination, too.

Baking Soda

Baking soda has long been used as an odour-neutralising solution, so there’s no surprise it comes to play here. Pour a heap on to the stain and let it sit for a couple of days before vacuuming the powder.

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DIY Remedy Steps to remove Vomit/Spillage in Car Interior.


First, carefully scoop up as much vomit as possible with a towel or other absorbent material. Use paper towels if nothing else is available (although it's not ideal). Whatever you use should be thrown away immediately so that nothing is left behind. If you have time, get your car professionally cleaned.


Once you've removed the most significant chunks and pieces, you want to remove excess moisture. Press on an absorbent cloth or paper towel just hard enough to absorb liquid, but not so hard that you force the vomit further into the underlying surface.


Lay a thick layer of baking soda over the area you're cleaning and leave it for about half an hour. This will help soak up all the excess smell and moisture you were unable to get with the absorbent towel. After 30 minutes, vacuum the baking soda off the affected area.


After you have the bulk of the vomit up, spray a solution of 1/2 teaspoon dishwashing liquid to 1 cup warm water on the area where the vomit was. This should help break down any remaining traces of stomach acid that might be left behind, reducing how much it smells. Use paper towels to dampen the car interior, focusing on the areas where the vomit was.

Allow this to dry for at least an hour, then vacuum the interior of your car. You might also consider using baking soda to freshen up the interior of your car's carpets and keep them smelling fresh.

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If you're still having trouble with the smell or require professional help -

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