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Getting Rid of the Foul Odor Inside Your Volkswagen Rabbit
The Heating, Ventilation and A/C (HVAC) system is responsible for making sure that you get utmost comfort while driving your Volkswagen Rabbit. It\'s in-charge of giving your warmth during winter, as well as providing you with cold air during summer. And with a lot of heating, condensation, and cooling happening within the HVAC system, it makes a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and mold. You might not notice that they\'ve already started to grow, but you will surely know when they\'ve already plagued your HVAC system by the foul, musty odor that will soon be haunting the interior of your vehicle.
Unclog the evaporator drain tube.
A clogged evaporator drain tube is the primary cause why bacteria and mold develop, which leads to the foul odor being emitted whenever you use the air conditioner. Leaves or other debris can block the drain tube which is supposed to be steadily dripping with water when the air conditioner is being used. Because of the blockage, the evaporator\'s condensation couldn\'t drain out, causing the water to be trapped and stagnate. To solve this, locate your HVAC\'s drain tube and with a small metallic stick, gently push through the debris and removed them. Just be careful not to go too far to prevent the evaporator core from being punctured or damaged.
Clean the evaporator core.
Once you\'ve ensured that the drain tube is no longer clogged and yet the odor is still there, it\'s time to move onto the evaporator core. You\'re going to have to clean it using an anti-odor solution, as well as a chemical cleaner. You can choose from a wide variety of chemical cleaner, just make sure that you follow the step-by-step instructions on how to use it. You can either spray it around the areas adjacent to the evaporator core, or apply it directly. Once you\'re done with the chemical cleaner, make sure to dry the evaporator core and its surrounding areas completely to avoid leaving moisture that may trigger another onset of bacteria and mold. After ensuring that the evaporator core and its surrounding areas are already clean, you can now use anti-odor products to freshen up the HVAC system.
Have a clean cabin air filter.
Don\'t underestimate the role of your cabin air filters in making sure that you get clean, fresh air when using your vehicle\'s air conditioner. Your cabin air filter prevents debris and other contaminants from infiltrating your HVAC system, which as you already know can cause various complications such as bacterial growth. Unfortunately, all the contaminants prevented from entering the HVAC system winds up getting stuck onto your cabin air filter. And a dirty cabin air filter can also cause bad odor inside your vehicle.
You can either replace the cabin air filter with a new one, or get yourself a reusable or washable air filter. The reusable cabin air filter works just as your current one, the only difference is the span of time before it needs to be replaced and the cost to purchase it. So, if you\'re going to switch to the reusable cabin air filter, keep in mind that even though it will take some time before you\'re going to have to replace it, you would need to wash it and clean it regularly.