Get Rid Of Allergies Easily This Season!
Are you one of the roughly 50 million Americans that suffer from seasonal allergies? Well, if you are one of the 30-ish percent, then you might benefit from these tips on making sure that the inside of your vehicle is as allergen-free as possible this spring (and summer, and rest of the year if you follow our instructions frequently). Take a look – it all has to do with your air system!
The most important thing you can do is to vacuum your car out. Thoroughly. Every surface, every vent, every crack, and crevice. This also has the added bonus of making your car smell better when you’re done. If you want to go further, you can also use an allergen-reducing spray (Febreeze has a good one) on all of the soft surfaces inside your vehicle.
You can also check your cabin air filter. This filter is the intermediary between the air outside your car and the air that comes into the cabin through your vents. It’s pretty likely that the filter is gross and full of dirt and pollen. The good news is that these are generally really inexpensive and easy to replace. Check out a tutorial on YouTube if you’re more of a DIY type, or take your vehicle into your dealer (may we suggest your local Sid Dillon store?) and we’ll take care of it for you.
When you’re driving around, especially in spring and summer, you should try to not have the windows down as much as possible. This lets pollen-filled air directly into your vehicle, and then the pollen and dust settle inside your vehicle and can trigger allergies easily. Even when you’re parked, pollen and dust will stick to the outside of your vehicle – so you should get your car washed somewhat frequently to get all that pollen off.