What Happens To Your Body If You Never Clean Your Car – Health Digest
It turns out, only 18% of drivers clean their cars three times a year or less, according to a 2018 survey by Motorpoint. Additionally, this comes with discovering that 94% of drivers eat and drink in their cars. When you consider, as evidenced by a 2015 study conducted by the University of Nottingham, that there is everything from Staphylococcus to fecal bacteria present in your car, that’s a fairly grisly prospect.
Of course, it’s not just the discarded French fries that can be causing your car to be toxic. Bacteria from your air conditioning system caused by mold and mildew forming in the condensation can be carried throughout the car whenever you turn it on, as per Rick’s Professional Auto Detailing. Over time, this can lead to what is known as toxic car syndrome. Also known as sick car syndrome, this is a condition that is marked by flu-like symptoms, such as coughing, tightening of the chest, wheezing, and drowsiness.