While air conditioning in a car is one of the most preferred functionality when hot, it can besides that bring in some inconveniences. Indeed, the air conditioning in a Acura TL can have a bad smell, and today we’re going to try to help you identify why. To get this done, first we will check out the motive of this bad smell of air conditioning, then, in a second time, we will try to give you answers to make them disappear.


Why does the air conditioning of my Acura TL have a smell of humidity?

So we start our content with the beginning of the bad smells coming from the air conditioning of your Acura TL. Regardless you have the impression that it is a musty smell, humidity, or other, the source of these smells is generally the same. Indeed, air conditioning makes a lot of humidity, which will usually tend to gather in the ventilation system of your Acura TL. This humidity is the ideal origin of the growth of bacteria and fungi of all sorts in the air conditioning of your Acura TL. Also, it is possible that smoking in your vehicle, or not cleaning it on a regular basis (food debris for example) will develop amplify the odors. At last, the last common explanation for a bad air conditioning smell in your Acura TL is that you have a refrigerant gas leak, called FREON gas, which is toxic and releases a bad smell that will disperse in the passenger compartment of your car.

What can I do to get the bad smell out of my Acura TL?

Now that you know where to look to uncover the motive of this smell, we will try to help you to eradicate bad air conditioning odors on your Acura TL, because moreover to being uneasy these odors can be harmful to your airways, it is therefore necessary to get rid of them quickly.

Getting rid of an unpleasant air-conditioning odor

We will now do a list of actions you can take to eradicate these air-conditioning odours on your Acura TL:

  • Nevertheless it may appear evident, the dirt that amasses in your car will promote the expansion of germs and therefore bad odors, cleaning your Acura TL on a regular will allow you to take off many of the sources of these.
  • The best solution is to clean the whole air conditioning system of your Acura TL with antibacterial and anti-fungicidal products. To get this done, please read our content which explains in detail the process to follow.
  • Change the cabin or pollen filter of your Acura TL: This filter which intends to protect against impurities from getting into the cabin of your car must be changed every year and can store bad smells, make sure you verify its condition.

Avoid musty air-conditioning odors on Acura TL

To finish , last part of our content on air conditioning smells on Acura TL, we are now going to give you some tips to preserve your air conditioning system and avoid bad smells in your Acura TL:

  • Switch off the air conditioning 5/10 minutes before turning off the engine: Indeed, constantly accomplish this step will allow you to dry a maximum of humidity in your ventilation circuit and thus limit the humidity.
  • Although it sounds basic, you don’t always have time to take care of your car, but garbage is the first thing that triggers bad odors, so remember to keep your car healthy.
  • To make certain that the air conditioning of your Acura TL is always in good functioning order (air conditioning compressor especially), it should be run for 10 minutes every month.
  • Ensure that there is no leak on your air conditioning is necessary, in reality, the liquid is toxic and also the operation of your air conditioning would be downgraded in the case of a leak.

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