There's nothing worse than getting into a nicely detailed car only to get a whiff of something unpleasant when you turn the air-conditioning on. And, if you've ever been in this position, you'll know that once you've smelt it, there's no getting away from it, no matter how good the rest of the interior looks. Unfortunately, this is quite a common problem, particularly on cars that are fitted with manual air-conditioning as opposed to climate control systems (at least in our personal experience anyway). Of course, there are preventative measures you can take to look after the air-conditioning system in your car, like operating it at least once a week (even in the winter) and running it for ten minutes in full defrost mode at least once a month (even in the summer), but it's easy to forget these things. The best advice we can offer is to leave your air-conditioning system switched on all year round and simply adjust the cabin temperature to suit, but if you're past the point of no return (i.e. whenever you switch it on your interior suddenly smells like a mouldy old fridge) then try the Bilt Hamber air con bomb CITRUS instead. It does what it says it does, and is nice and easy to use.
How To Use
Shake the canister well before use, and make sure that all of the windows are shut and all of the internal air vents are open. Slide the passenger seat back fully and stand the canister in the front foot well (try to position it in such a way as to prevent it from discharging directly on to any surfaces; note that the contents will discharge vertically). Next, turn the engine on and set the air-conditioning to maximum cooling (i.e. lowest temperature and highest fan speed) in recirculation mode. After two minutes depress the one shot valve on the top of the canister (making sure your head isn't directly over it) and close all of the doors; note that once the valve is activated it cannot be shut off. After three minutes open the front doors fully, turn off the engine and then leave the car to air for a minimum of ten minutes before driving it. We recommend repeating this process every six months for daily drivers, or annually for garage queens.