How to get rid of stink in the car?

Do you find your car stink when turning the AC on? Here are some ways to help you get rid of it.

Where do the bad smells come from?

When you get out of the car in summer, the air conditioning condenses in the air. That's when it collects all the smelly producers in the air shaft: fungus spores, bacteria and even algae are able to make themselves comfortable in your air conditioning system. 

And what's that means? Your car stinks when open the air-conditioning. But it might get worse! Depends on which mold species inhabit themselves in your car, the mycotoxin can cause a toll on your health system.

 There are two thing you need to do to avoid this: fix the problem if there's already one, and prevent it from the first place.

Understanding the cause

If you switch off your car, the evaporator of your air conditioning system remains cold for a while. Similar to a cold cola bottle, humidity condenses here, which collects in large drops and eventually drips into the interior of your air conditioning system. 

It should actually drain there, but if the residual water has attracted enough spores at some point, the channels can become blocked. Then the problem quickly gets worse. 

Mold and bacteria settle in and the air conditioning system starts to stink. This can be easily avoided: Simply switch off the air conditioning system before you arrive at home and leave the ventilation on. The airflow transports the moisture out of the system in a few minutes. So you avoid a smelly air conditioner.

A simple trick to get rid of it

Usually we will leave the problem to the workshop and let the professionals deal with it. The drawback is obvious – the bill.

However, it can remove fungal cultures from the air ducts and make the air conditioning new again.

Fortunately, you don't have to be a professional or pour a liquid into the air vents to deal with the stinks. Instead, you can purchase a spray can from specialist retailers. It is filled with the disinfectant. You then place this box in your car and set the ventilation in the circulation mode at the highest level. 

Before spraying them in your car, You need to close the doors and windows. The spray can remain open and distributes the disinfectant not only in the cabin, but also in the ventilation system. Of course, you shouldn't be in the car. If the can is empty, wait a few more minutes.

Then get out of the car and close the doors and windows with the spray open.

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