Vent cleaning in Ukiah

Vent Cleaning at West Coast Muffler & Auto Repair in Ukiah, CA

Automotive Solutions from West Coast Muffler & Auto Repair: Vent Cleaning

Ever get musky odors coming from your car’s air vents? It’s fairly common for Ukiah auto owners. Moisture can often accumulate in the air conditioning/heating ventilation system allowing mold, mildew, fungus, and bacteria to grow.

Disinfecting and deodorizing is a straightforward process. Depending on how bad the problem is, there are a couple of approaches West Coast Muffler & Auto Repair may take to get rid of the unwanted smells. For mild situations (especially on newer vehicles), a special deodorizing disinfectant is introduced into the ventilation system. This may be an aerosol or a mist application.

The treatment kills the offending organisms and deodorizes the system. Sometimes in older vehicles, a good deal of mildew or other microorganisms can grow on the air conditioning evaporator, which is housed in the heating/air conditioning air blend box behind the dashboard.

In cases like this the West Coast Muffler & Auto Repair service specialist fills the blend box with disinfecting foam that can eliminate stubborn organisms and return a fresh, clean scent. In all of this, don’t forget your cabin air filter. This is the critical filter that cleans the air coming into the passenger compartment of your vehicle.

Ukiah motorists can typically replace the cabin air filter to eliminate unpleasant odors. It is the first line of defense for Ukiah car owners. Changing the cabin air filter as needed can actually prevent further contamination problems downstream. If you are experiencing any unusual odors, sounds, vibrations, etc., talk with your helpful West Coast Muffler & Auto Repair technician. He can recommend the next steps to discover what the trouble is and what it will take to set it right.

At West Coast Muffler & Auto Repair in Ukiah CA (95482) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at (707) 462-6920. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit

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