Halfords has commissioned a study on what smells people in the UK hate to be exposed to while in their cars – and the results have now been published.
It’s never pleasant smelling something bad, but when you’re stuck in a enclosed space with it, then it can feel even worse!
Car insurance policyholders stated that top of the list of worst in-car smells was wet dog. Yes, despite being a nation of animal lovers, a soggy pooch is apparently the smell road users dislike more than anything else.
The other pongs drivers detest the most after wet dog are dried spilt milk, child’s sick, teenage body odor, rotten fast food and fruit, sweaty feet, cigarette smoke, dirty nappy, and, finally, animal mess on shoes.
Reportedly women car insurance policyholders were the most likely to try and mask these undesirable niffs with an air freshener – however some men do choose to purchase an air freshener too.
Strangely, the study did not cover how well motorists did when it come to cleaning their car – which is the best way of getting rid of rotten food and animal mess smells! After all, there’s only so much you can hide with an air freshener…