How do I clean car air ducts?

What's the best way to clean my car's air vents? They are filthy, but I'm not sure how to deep clean them.

“To deep clean car air ducts (commonly called vents), you’ll need a can of compressed air, a strong vacuum, and a clean microfiber cloth or two.
Because dust and even mold—ew—can get trapped deep inside the ventilation slots, it’s a good idea to clean your car’s air ducts regularly. Here’s how:
  • Spray a can of compressed air (aka electonics duster) into the duct to get the dust out.
  • Next, vacuum each of the vents as well as possible. Then, turn your air on full blast and vacuum them again.
  • Finish up by spraying a clean microfiber cloth with car cleaner and wiping away any remaining dust from the vent slats.
Consider adding this type of cleaning to your basic car maintenance schedule. By doing so, you can make sure that your car’s air quality and appearance remain in tip-top condition.
Make room in your budget for regular car maintenance by saving on car insurance with the Jerry app. Jerry can help you find a less expensive insurance policy by pulling quotes from the top 50 companies in under a minute and delivering the best deals right to your phone.”
Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 27, 2021
Eric Schad has been a freelance writer for nearly a decade, as well as an SEO specialist and editor for the past five years. Before getting behind the keyboard, he worked in the finance and music industries (the perfect combo). With a wide array of professional and personal experiences, he’s developed a knack for tone and branding across many different verticals. Away from the computer, Schad is a blues guitar shredder, crazed sports fan, and always down for a spontaneous trip anywhere around the globe.

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