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How to Get Rid Of Mould In Car During The Monsoon

Wish

Written by Sharad Bajaj

Updated Oct 14, 2023

Are your car seats full of mould in the monsoons? Read this article to know how to get rid of them permanently.

Most of us go to great lengths to keep our cars nice and shiny on the outside, however, the insides of the car also require equal if not more attention, especially in the monsoon season. In the rainy season, the damp humid weather makes it a perfect time for mould to develop inside your car. These are not only unseemly to look at, some moulds may also be dangerous for health. In this article, we will tell you more about how to take care of your car during monsoon to prevent mould from growing.

When Do Cars Get Mould?

This happens most often when the car is left untouched for a long time. The best environment for mould to grow in is damp and dark and that is exactly what the interior of the car provides the fungus in the monsoon season. The black moulds which can grow inside cars are dangerous for health.

How Can You Remove Mould From Your Car?

The following steps will guide you to remove mould from your car:

Step 1: Move your car into a sunny place, open all its doors and windows, allowing it to breathe. This will help get the spores and mould out as well as deodorize your car. Make sure you cover your eyes, mouth and nose and the rest of your body while attempting this.

Step 2: Next you have to scrub the seats of your car to remove the mould and make sure it does not resurface. These are the possible things you could use to do this:

  • White Vinegar: Vinegar is known to be able to remove mould entirely from cars and stop it from growing back. To use it in your car make a solution of vinegar 8 parts and water 2 parts and spray it on the mould. Next, use a clean cloth to wipe off the mould. In case the car has a pungent smell from the vinegar car freshener should be able to remove it.
  • Non-Iodised Salt: The method for removing mould with salt is similar to that of vinegar. Make a solution of salt and water and spray it onto the affected areas only. Wipe off the remains with a clean cloth.
  • Dishwashing Soap: This is often used to clean seats, however, it can also be effective in removing mould from the car. But remember to also use a salt solution at the end to make sure the mould does not come back.
  • Baking Soda: Mix some of it with water and scrub it on your seat with a cloth. Baking soda is usually very effective at removing mould.

Step 3: Allow the car's doors and windows to stay open for some more time. This will allow the solution to dry off the seats and your car will be back to being clean and fresh.

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Conclusion

To conclude, the mentioned steps should help you remove all the mould from the car and keep it sparkling clean. However, did you know there are other dangers to your car in the monsoon season? The rains bring with it more chances of accidents and tyre or engine damage. To protect your car from such situations make sure you have car insurance. Moreover, add-ons such as the tyre cover and the engine cover could be useful in this scenario as well. Click here for more on car insurance benefits. Click here to read similar articles.

Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.

Wish

Written by Sharad Bajaj

Sharad is an insurance industry veteran who has managed motor insurance products for over a decade. Read More

Disclaimer

This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.

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