How to Get Rid of Car Mold

Cleaning Interior of a Car


You may not see it, but if the inside of your car begins to stink of mold, take decisive action to rid yourself of the problem before it gets worse. Some warning signs that your car has been infested with mold include miscolored floormats and seats, or even a stench similar to sour milk. With help from Myrtle Beach Chrysler Jeep, you can discover the steps to take when you need to get rid of mold in your car.

Steps to Car Mold Removal

Keeping your car clean means closely inspecting the interior to find out if there’s any mold. You’ll want to remove any mold as quickly as you can, especially when you’re thinking of trading your car in for a new one. Here are the steps you can take to remove mold from your car:

  1. Discard any and all trash items from the interior of your car. This can stop the mold from spreading further.
  2. When you get stuck driving in a Conway rainstorm, you’re bound to get some amount of water in your car. This water can lead to mold if not properly dried.
  3. Clean the inside with a vacuum cleaner, even the small spaces underneath and between your car’s seats.
  4. Pick the right mold cleaning solution. There are brand-name mold cleaning solution sprays, but a simple mix of household items including white vinegar and some hot water can be an effective option. Try adding some baking soda to this solution for better effectiveness against any black mold. A combination of water and color-safe bleach can be another choice, but this could discolor your interior’s upholstery in the process. If you’re going to try this one, we suggest you try it on a small, unseen area first before moving on to further parts of your car.
  5. Now, with the doors of your car fully open, use your mold-cleaning solution and spray the interior of the vehicle.
  6. In the case that the mold is becoming hard to remove, we suggest using a vacuum with an upholstery attachment.
  7. Once you think you’ve done a good job cleaning up, allow the car to sit for some time with the windows down so it can properly dry and prevent the spread of the mold.

More Tips on Getting Rid of Mold

Here are some extra tips that can help you be more effective in eliminating mold in your car:

  • If you’re going up against black mold, it’s best to wear a dust mask when cleaning. Black mold is dangerous, and could potentially cause you breathing issues and irritate your lungs.
  • Taking your car to be cleaned by a dedicated cleaning service may be an option for you. Don’t take it to be detailed at a simple car wash, however, as it’s likely they won’t be able to handle the issue.
  • When cleaning, don’t just get the parts you can visibly see mold growing. Instead, spray down the entire car with your mold-killing solution to stop the spread of mold before it happens.

Find More Car Cleaning Advice at Myrtle Beach Chrysler Jeep

When you come to Myrtle Beach Chrysler Jeep near North Myrtle Beach and purchase one of our many new or used cars, we promise you’ll get a vehicle free of any mold. But this doesn’t mean the problem can happen to you down the line, though, so be sure to inspect the interior of your car in the future just in case. For more tips and tricks, contact us today.

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