Can you recommend something to get rid of a musty smell in my car?

I have a musty odour in my car. Which product do you recommend to get rid of it? The car is garaged and does not have constant use.

Asked on 6 May 2020 by Colonel Leonard Thacker

Answered by Georgia Petrie
Firstly, musty smells usually originate from excess moisture and humidity - which means it's possible that mildew is growing in your car if there's no air circulating. In that respect, we'd recommend checking for any water leaks and give the car seats a good clean. Autoglym offers a good upholstery cleaner (, as do Simoniz - which is also half the price (

As for getting rid of the smell, Autoglym do an odour eliminator ( As do Turtle Wax ( and Meguiar's ( All are decent.
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