Your Car May Be Making Your Allergies Worse

It's the time of the year when all the trees and flowers in Bowling Green are in bloom again. Consequently, you may notice an increase of pollen in the air, which can make its way into your automobile.

 

Why Is Pollen a Problem

Pollen can be extremely sensitive for those with allergies. If it is floating around in your vehicle's cabin, we guarantee that your car rides will be miserable (and filled with sneezing). Your eyes may become watery and itchy, decreasing your visibility and making it unsafe overall.

 

If this happens to you this spring, you may want to check on your cabin air filter. A dirty or clogged air filter can cause an increase in pollen and other harmful contaminants from polluting the air you breathe. Not only can't the filter block out pollen, but bacteria, debris, exhaust fumes, and other nasty odors can sneak into your car. 

 

To prevent these contaminants from plaguing your air quality, please remember to change your cabin air filter according to your automaker's recommendations. Most will recommend changing it every 15,000 miles, give or take. While these are cheap to replace, some of them are located in hard-to-reach areas. In some instances, tools may be required. All in all, we recommend taking your car to an auto repair shop for care-free cabin air filter replacements.

 

If you're sensitive to seasonal allergies, it's probably a good idea to be proactive and have your filter changed as regularly as possible. For all your auto maintenance needs this spring, please bring your car to Bg Mobile Mechanic today.

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