Best Car Air Fresheners for Uber Drivers 2019
Best Air Fresheners for Cars 2019 Ultimate List – Best Air Fresheners for Uber drivers
As an Uber driver, you may come to realize that even a new car will not hold its ‘new car smell’ for very long (especially if you have many different people filtering in-and-out of your vehicle as part of a ridesharing program). While having a nice-smelling car is part of a positive Uber experience, it’s sometimes difficult to find a scent that all passengers are comfortable with (and one that they’re not overly-sensitive to).
Please read ahead for some air freshening tips & solutions…solutions that are likely to please both you and your Uber passengers…
Ozium Air Sanitizer
Some Uber drivers suggest using Ozium, a brand of odour eliminator that can be found conveniently at stores like Walmart or Target. Ozium is cost-effective (usually around $3.00-$4.00), and a reasonably good solution to any lingering odors in your vehicle (*it works nicely on removing even stronger smells, like cigarette smoke/odor).
You can order Ozium varieties online for around $7.00 – $12.00.
Little Trees Automotive Air Freshener
Effective…but not too strong.
You can pick up a pack of 24 Little Trees Automotive Air Fresheners for around $16.00 at Amazon.com.
It’s an obvious choice, but Febreze is a widely-used tool in the automotive industry to rectify stale smelling vehicles.
Febreze has many different products on the market, but many Uber drivers claim that lightly spraying car seats with a neutral smelling Febreze variant will leave almost any car feeling fresh.
It’s worth noting: Febreze also makes air vent clip-ons, which release a nice-smelling scent into your car whenever air is released through a vehicle’s vents.These clip-ons release smaller amounts of scent at a time (in orderto keep a strong scent from overwhelming passengers).
You can pick up regular Febreze for around $4.50 per bottle, and you can order FebrezeVent Clips online approximately $4.00 –$6.00.
*Remember, however…many environmentalists and chemical specialists warn that Febreze has potentially toxic side effects (and that it contains a relatively high carcinogen-load) – so use it with caution!
Want something non-toxic? – Check out this article on the best non-toxic deodorizing agents available!
Non-Toxic Automotive Air Freshener Options
Many Uber drivers turn to basic, DIY methods for cleansing their car’s interior scent.
Leaving open a bag of fresh coffee beans is considered an underrated solution by some professional chauffeurs – and one which many drivers (and passengers) will likely find aromatically pleasing (not to mention cost-effective, and non-toxic).
Some drivers regularly cover their seats in clean sheets, while others insist on simply cracking open a car’s windows while driving through a tree-dense park (claiming that doing so will instantly freshen up the insides of any vehicle, leaving it smelling neutral, and cleansed).
Another easy tip: open your windows, and leave your car sitting in sunlight for a few hours. If you regularly leave your vehicle in a dark parking garage (or residential garage), this might prove to be an effective scent-control strategy – as sunlight has strong odor-neutralizing properties!
Don’t Overdo It!
Keep any use of Air Fresheners to a minimum – and if you do feel the need to use strong air fresheners, keep your usage highly-limited.
Whenever using air fresheners, it’s likely best to do so in a ‘targeted’ and limited fashion – especially considering that many of your passengers may be sensitive to strong chemicals cents (which can sometimes provoke allergies, or trigger latent environmental sensitivities).
Sometimes, no odor is the best odor.
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