How to snuff out musky car smells
If your car smell musty, funky, or just plain bad no matter how many times you go to the car wash or how many air fresheners you buy, you are not alone.Posted — Updated
You are not alone.
One obvious place to look and smell is the dashboard.
If the vents in that area are the problem, see whether there are leaves or other debris in the cabin filter.
Clear it out, and if that works, great.
If it doesn't, installing a new cabin filter can really help.
They're not very expensive, and you can probably do it yourself.
You can also try spraying a professional-grade vent and duct cleaner to get rid of any fungi that might be inside.
Also, moisture trapped in and under carpet mats can cause odor problems.
And don't forget about the sunroof.
However, if none of these fixes work, you may need to have a mechanic check for more serious problems with the climate system.
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