Why do rental cars smell like smoke

Can I smoke in the rental car?

No matter whether you are a smoker or non-smoker - very few tenants find a car that smells of cold smoke pleasant. So it is only logical that a large number of car rental companies generally prohibit smoking in their rental vehicles.

Sixt, Hertz, Avis and Europcar have a smoke-free fleet, but many other providers also have a general smoking ban. Anyone who violates this will receive an invoice for the special cleaning that is then due, which is usually between 50 and 100 EUR.

Mostly there is no smoking in the rental car

Regardless of the regulations of the rental company, smoking is prohibited in some countries if minors are in the car. These countries include, for example, Greece and Cyprus, the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia and the United Arab Emirates.

Even if smoking is not prohibited by law or the rental conditions of the car rental company, the next renter will certainly be happy if you refrain from smoking in the rental car.

Is it possible to swap if I am harassed by cigarette smoke?

If your rental car smells unpleasantly of cigarette smoke when you rent it, then you should insist on exchanging the car - this usually works without any problems.