Watch out retailers: Dri-Pak, a seller of natural cleaning products, is urging car proud motorists to look no further than their pantry for upholstery and carpet cleaning products.
It is advising consumers that good old-fashioned white vinegar â€“ on the market for around 99p â€“ can do the job just as well as new-fangled chemical lotions and potions.
â€œTo get your car interior sparkling again,â€ it says, â€œstart by vacuuming mats, carpets and upholstery to remove any loose dirt or debris.
â€œIn a clean trigger spray bottle, mix a solution of equal parts white vinegar and warm water and shake well.
â€œSpray the vinegar solution onto affected areas and rub with a soft, clean cloth. Repeat the process until the stain has disappeared.â€
But removing lingering odours may take a little longer than using modern products.
The company advises: â€œSprinkle the affected area with Bicarbonate of Soda and leave for 4 to 6 hours before vacuuming away.â€