I just bought a 2007 Dodge Ram from Tacoma Dodge. It had less than 6,500 miles on it, is bright red and exactly what I wanted. Well, almost. The interior had a rather strong odor of cigarette smoke.
Even though the salesman assured me an interior detailing would take care of the smell for good, I was more than a little apprehensive. Needless to say, I bought the truck anyway, confident, or at least hoping I could get the smell out.
After a week of open windows and Febreeze the stale smell still permeated. Enough is enough, so I called Corey Campbell, owner of Classy Chassis. He said they could in fact clear out the smell. I made an appointment and dropped the truck at their Custer location a few days later.
In short, my truck smells like it should. No stale cigarette smell. For a better explanation, I asked Corey to highlight what they do to vehicles that possess a strong odor the owner does not want to smell:
“Classy Chassis Detail specializes in stain and odor services for the interior. For your truck and the smoke smell we thoroughly vacuumed the interior, used high pressure air to loosen the fibers, scrubbed all the surfaces, used a special vapor process to clean the headliner and upholstery and followed with an enzyme and ozone treatment to permanently remove the smoke odors and then followed with a conditioner and window cleaning.
We have worked with customers, insurance claim adjusters and body shops in helping remove all kinds of odors, spills and stains. We even specialize in meth testing and cleanup, bio hazard clean up and even fire smoke removal of the automobile. Most cars have a second air filter called a Cabin Air filter, this is used to keep exhaust, allergens, and dust from the air you breath. We also offer replacement service for a fraction of the price and time that the auto dealer offers.
Further information you can visit www.classychassis.com or call 284-9274.”
There you have it. If you find the vehicle of your dreams, don’t let a pungent interior smell turn you away. Give Corey a call at Classy Chassis.
And if you want proof, look for a bright red Dodge Ram (with Suburban Times stickers on the side and tailgate), and flag me down. You can smell my truck.
Thank you Corey and thanks for reading.
Ben Sclair, Founder
The Suburban Times