I still remember the smell of my 1st new car: brand new interior and everything shiny and clean. However, I also still remember the smell of my AC blowing in my face after the first 5,000 miles: humid, musky and intense. That smell made me sneeze, cough and have a running nose most of the time when I was inside the car with the AC turned on (mostly on cold).

One of the obvious things I immediately tried was to get my air and pollen filter changed, however the smell did not go away. Therefore, I started doing my research to understand what is going on, why is this smell not going away and, most importantly, why my respiratory problems are not going away. Here’s what I found…

Humidity, mold and bacteria

Inside your car’s AC ducts, there’s a lot going on: air flowing either from outside the car or recirculated, organic particles flowing around as well as humidity. These things combined create a perfect setup for mold and bacteria. In turn, these last two can get inhaled and, in the long run can generate all kinds of problems such as bronchitis, allergies and other related issues. But, there is a fix! Here it is…


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