21st April 2022

Why Does My Car Air Conditioning Smell And How To Fix It

Do you have a foul or musty smell coming from your air conditioning unit? If so, then you’ll know how frustrating it can be. In a car, air conditioning isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. This is especially the case at the height of Summer when you’re trying to battle intense heat and a hot car. We can help you to diagnose the cause of your musty smells while also fixing the issue in record time. Take a look below to find out more.

Why does your Car’s Air Conditioning Smell?

When your air conditioning unit is in use, it will generate water condensation. This will collect within the AC housing and over time, it can encourage the growth of mould and fungus. The air from the blower motor will then be forced through the vents, in your defroster, floor and dash. This creates the old sock odour you might be smelling when you turn on your car’s AC.

Another cause could be if you smoke in your car. Smoke has a way of permeating the interior of your car and it can be very difficult for you to get it out. It comes as no surprise that the particles from your smoke can get lodged in your air filter and if you leave this for long enough, the air filter can become clogged. This will stress your system and it will also restrict the airflow. The end result? Again, musty smells.

How can You Get Rid of the Odour?

Regardless of what smell you have, and the reasons behind that smell, your best option is for you to take your vehicle to a qualified service centre as soon as you can. You can then count on a team of experienced technicians to track down the cause while also carrying out the appropriate course of action. This will get you back on the road, where you can blast your air conditioning to your heart’s content without having to put up with the smell of old socks.

Why Visit John Delany Motors in Stockport?

John Delany Motors in Stockport can re-gas your aircon for you. Our team will pressure-test your system allowing us to check for leaks. We will then recharge your system with the right amount of refrigerant. We always add a UV dye so that any future loss of gas can be detected immediately.

We are fully qualified to carry out any AC repairs your system may require. A lot of garages do not offer this service, in fact, we often get referrals from local garages for this very reason. We have helped hundreds of people to get their air conditioning unit running efficiently again, so it has never been easier or more convenient for you to get the service you’re looking for.

We can service air conditioning systems running on both gases- R134a & HFO-1234YF meaning that we can work on all vehicles, regardless of age. If you’re not sure what gas your car uses please contact us on 0161 477 6266.

All air con services can be carried out while you wait and take around 1 hour. Click here to make a booking today.