Simple Answers from Protech Auto Service
January 21, 2023
Ever get musky odors coming from your car's air vents? It's fairly common for Tehachapi drivers. Moisture can accumulate in the air conditioning/heating ventilation system allowing mold, mildew, fungus and bacteria to grow.
Disinfecting and deodorizing is a process. Depending on how bad the problem is, there are a couple of approaches Protech Auto Service may take to get rid of the unwanted smells. For mild situations (especially on newer vehicles), a special deodorizing disinfectant is introduced into the ventilation system. This may be an aerosol or a mist application.
The treatment kills the offending organisms and deodorizes the system. Sometimes in older vehicles, a good deal of mildew or other microorganisms can grow on the air conditioning evaporator which is housed in the heating/air conditioning air blend box behind the dashboard. In cases like this, Protech Auto Service fills the blend box with disinfecting foam that can eliminate stubborn organisms and return a fresh, clean scent. In all of this, don't forget your cabin air filter. This is the filter that cleans the air coming into the passenger compartment of your vehicle.
Tehachapi residents can replace the cabin air filter to eliminate unpleasant odors. It is the first line of defense. Changing the cabin air filter as needed can actually prevent further contamination problems downstream. If you are experiencing any unusual odors, sounds, vibrations, etc., talk with your friendly and knowledgeable Protech Auto Service service adviser. He can recommend the next steps to discover what the problem is and what it will take to set it right.
ProTech Auto Service is dedicated to keeping your vehicle safe and at peak performance. They are located at 410 W. J St., Ste. G and their phone number is (661) 822-1100.