Don’t Let Allergies Stop You From Enjoying Your Next Road Trip

Don’t Let Allergies Stop You From Enjoying Your Next Road Trip
Do you notice that you get stuffy after driving in your car? When you crank up the tunes and hit the highway, are you noticing a headache and swollen eyes? There is a chance your car is contributing to your allergies. Have you noticed that it seems to get worse after a commute or road trip? Perhaps it is time to do some maintenance on your car and change your cabin air filter.

If your cabin filter becomes dirty or clogged, it can make you feel sick. There is nothing worse than your car ride giving you a headache or even worse symptoms. You want to be mindful of contaminants like pollen and dust that can cause reactions or symptoms that are avoidable. If something as simple as changing out your cabin air filter can mitigate an allergy episode, do you think it is worth it?

Not only can your cabin air filter contribute to health issues, but it can also prevent your heating, air conditioning, and cooling system to stop working correctly. Something so simple as a filter can help your fan, AC and heater have an easy time of things. If you have any questions as to when your filter was last replaced, pull it out and take a look, a visual inspection will let you know what condition your filtration system is in and can help you decide if it is time to replace your cabin air filter.

Certain places you drive have more pollen than others. Seasonally you will find an increase in pollen, airborne cotton, and other light floaties. Pollutants such as dust, mites, small insects, and an entire host of small airborne items can get caught in your filter, preventing it from making its way into your cabin. However, over time it can build up and block your filter, which means that you will have restricted airflow to your car and cabin.

If you have sensitivities or allergies, perhaps now is a good time to pull out your owners manual and take a look at the recommended replacement schedule for your vehicle. Creating a regular seasonal maintenance plan for your filters is a good idea, especially if you are sensitive to pollen and dust. 

If you are concerned about pollen or pollutants in your car, schedule an appointment today for your European or Japanese import for any and all of your preventive maintenance needs, call the team at Nona’s Auto Center at (209) 632-2044. We are conveniently located at 1565 W. Tuolumne Road, Turlock, CA 95382. Together, we can make the world a better place, one auto repair at a time.