Summer Heat Giving Your Car a Foul Smell?

August 25th, 2020 by

Air Conditioning

Summer Heat Giving Car a Foul Smell

Do you love summers in Grand Island, but dread what the heat does to the aroma of your car interior? If you’ve ever turned on your air conditioning and gotten a foul, musty smell, you’re probably wondering how the smell got there in the first place. This stench is caused by the accumulation of bacteria, mold, spores, road grime, nicotine oil, and debris from the air conditioning evaporator. The cold air that is blown out through your car’s interior vents passes through the evaporator. What does the evaporator in a car do? The evaporator essentially serves the same purpose as a heater core, but instead of heating the air, it cools the air. Read on to learn more with Midway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram exactly how the heat effects this core component of your vehicle.

Why Does the Summer Heat Give My Car a Foul Smell?

As you run the air conditioning on those hot Hastings days, the warm air is cooling rapidly, thus resulting in condensation on the evaporator. This is why you will notice a puddle of water under your car. Unfortunately, this condensation results in bacteria, mold, and spores on the evaporator, causing the musty smell that comes out of your vents when you turn on the air conditioner.

How Can I Get Rid of the Bad Smell in My Car?

The easiest and most cost-efficient way to help get rid of the unwanted mold is to perform an evaporator service. Contact our service department where our experts will inject a unique cleaning solution directly into the evaporator case that will remove the mold, bacteria, and debris. This service will help restore the air quality and volume, making your air conditioning system more efficient, which results in cooler air with no odor!

Visit Midway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for Your Car Service Needs!

Now that you know where that foul odor in your car comes from during the summertime, schedule an appointment at Midway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram so we can take care of any additional vehicle troubles you have. We also offer service specials so Lexington drivers can keep their vehicle in great condition for a budget-friendly price!

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