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Nasty niffs; drivelines.

ONE in ten motorists say they are suffering from a nasty whiff inside their car that they can not locate. Research from Kwik-Fit reveals that the mystery pong is usually the air conditioning.

The research found that only 11% of motorists have ever had their air conditioning unit cleaned, despite most manufacturers recommending that they are cleaned and serviced every two years. Many motorists appear unaware that over the years their air conditioning units build up and harbour alls

David White, customer services director at Kwik-Fit, says: "You might find that nasty smells are more prevalent at the start of spring as air conditioning units are often left untouched during the damper winter months, allowing more bacteria and mould to build up."
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:May 8, 2009
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