Keeping Your Car Air Vents Clean and Odor-Free: A Maintenance Guide
A stunning look and a champ-like performance is never enough to complete a road monster's total package. Its cleanliness inside and out and its odor and fragrance are as vital as its aesthetics and performance. Even if your car is a gorgeous Lamborghini, if it stinks, it sucks! Foul odors inside your vehicle may be caused by filthy air vents. Dirty vents are often due to excessive accumulation of cigarette smoke, mold, dirt, bacteria, and other deposits in your car.
Although your car receives a regular bath time, air vents are often left out because cleaning them is as difficult as brushing the hard-to-reach areas in your teeth. But don't fret! Here are the tools and the quick and easy steps you need to follow in cleaning your car's air vents.
Difficulty level: Easy
Things that you'll need:
- Cotton swabs
- Car interior cleaner
- ? cup of white vinegar
- ? cup of water
- Old toothbrush
- Silicone spray
- Microfiber cloth
- Pressurized air
Step 1: Park your vehicle in a spacious place. Turn off the engine and open the car doors.
Step 2: Eradicate dust and other deposits from your air vents by spraying pressurized air into each of the crevices. Doing this before wiping it with cotton swabs will help you remove more dust and dirt.
Step 3: Pour a small amount of car interior cleaner on the cotton swab. Rub the swab over the vent slats.
Step 4: Mix ? cup of white vinegar with ? cup of water in a bowl. Dip the old toothbrush into the solution and rub it inside the air vents. This will help remove the unwanted smell coming from your vents.
Step 5: Pour a small amount of silicone spray on your microfiber cloth. Wipe the vents using this cloth to prevent further accumulation of dust and other deposits.
And that's how you keep your air vents clean and odor-free. Maintaining your air vents is not a tedious job. You can finish everything in 30 minutes or less.