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Why does the air in my car smell weird?

It’s hot outside, and all you want to do is turn on your a/c. But then it hits you, a musty scent that just won’t go away, no matter how many air fresheners you hang or how many times you clean your car. So, what is this mysterious smell? If you find yourself asking why the air in your car smells weird, you probably need to change the cabin air filter in your car.

How often should I change the cabin air filter in my car?

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This can depend on whether you’re driving in the city or country, however you can use it as a general rule of thumb that you’ll want to change the air filter in your car every 20,000 to 30,000 miles. This way, not only can help keep the air in your ar smelling fresh and filtering out irritants, but you can double check that there aren’t any uninvited wildlife critters bunking out behind your filters.

That’s right, another reason why the air in your car can smell weird is if you picked up an unwanted little guest. Mice frequently seek warm places to hide and the air system in your car is the perfect spot. So, it isn’t uncommon to find mouse nests blocking the air from actually getting into your car. Because of this, it’s a good idea to keep a regular air filter replacement schedule.

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