Car air conditioner smells bad – BobMolMotors

Car Air Conditioners

When you turn on the A/C in your car, do you often have a distinct car air conditioner smell that is weird or repugnant or just smells bad? If this is the case, then there is definitely wrong with your car air conditioning.

There are some ways to detect and find certain smells that are coming from your air conditioning. Most of the time, these smells are a result of some damage in your car air conditioner. There are also several reasons why your car air conditioner emits a certain smell.

Mould and Bacteria

Probably one of the reasons why there is a distinct smell in your air conditioner when you turn it on is the growth of mould in your air vents. Smells of mildew in your car may be caused by the growth of bacteria.

As the car becomes older, bacteria, mould, fungi, and micro-organisms can start to grow. The growth of these bacteria is often behind the dash panel on the evaporator. This causes an unpleasant odour coming out the air conditioner unit. Also, if the air conditioner is not used as often then this can also cause the growth of bacteria.

Turning on your air conditioner to maximum often may also cause bacteria growth due to the excess water that is dripping in your unit.

To fix this problem, locate the drain tube in your A/C unit. Make sure that is working properly. Use an anti-bacterial treatment that will destroy bacteria that is growing behind your dash panel. Inject the treatment solution into the air conditioner case. It is advisable to turn off the car air conditioner for awhile and let the fan run instead for a few minutes. This will help evaporate the water on the coils of your unit.

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