How to Handle Cannabis Smell in Rental Cars?

With cannabis now legal in all but eight states, rental car companies are rushing to eliminate the offensive odor left in cars while also preserving their limited fleets.

No one wants to rent a vehicle that has the strong pungent smell of cannabis. The smoke from the drug seeps into every crevice, air vent, and fabric throughout the vehicle. With nearly 55 million drivers who regularly use cannabis, car rental companies are facing the increasing challenge of removing traces of the prior driver after every car rental – including the full remediation of cannabis smells.

“Finding a solution for closed cabin remediation isn’t easy,” says Troy Blackwell, Chief Operating Officer of NuVinAir, a Dallas-based firm that uses patented technology to clean vehicles. “But ignoring the problem will certainly lead to unhappy customers who live in the majority of states where cannabis is now legal.”

“The ramifications to the rental car industry are enormous,” Blackwell says. “Rental companies are keeping cars longer, making fleet preservation critical. Using products like ours can eliminate the unsafe methods of others, including ozone machines.”

NuVinAir’s products help to attack odor and airborne pollutants by releasing a dry, hygienic vapor through the vehicle’s HVAC system. Rather than masking the odors, NuVinAir’s Cyclone eliminates them. The product comes in 15-minute and 7-minute applications.

“With cannabis usage on the rise, car rental companies are saddled with turning compromised cars around on a tight timeframe,” Blackwell adds. “For car rental companies, especially during the summer months where thousands of travelers go on vacation, restoring vehicles in a timely manner is the name of the game.”

Check out NuVinAir’s Other Total Health Protection Products

NuVinAir’s EPA-approved, hospital-grade automotive disinfectant spray, ReKlenz-X, gets to high-touch surfaces where the most germs, bacteria and viruses live and breed. ReKlenz-X is safe and eco-friendly.

Next, get your vehicle’s air and HVAC system back to pinnacle freshness with NuVinAir’s patented Cyclone process with either ReStore or ReFresh. This hands-free, autonomous cleaning system cleans the entire vehicle interior and inside the hard-to-reach HVAC system.

About NuVinAir Global:

NuVinAir Global is a privately held, Dallas-based company providing healthier commutes for drivers and passengers around the world. They deliver a ‘Total Health’ product line that utilizes sanitization science and a patented cleaning process to dealerships, rental car companies, and other automotive businesses. NuVinAir’s patented ReStore and ReFresh treatments are used to clean the interior air of the vehicle, including the HVAC system, and remove contaminants, odor, and pollutants by dispelling a dry, hygienic vapor that reaches places that sprays and wipes simply cannot. Products and programs are sold through its franchisees, who own protected rights to their defined territories. For more information, visit and follow them on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

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