Allergens in your car and how to get them out
Achoo! It's the sneezy season. If you're a seasonal allergy survivor, you dread spring and are probably strategizing how to minimize your exposure to allergens. Don't forget about your car.
Your car is the conduit between your home and outside. Each time you use your car, you are bringing in pollen, dust mites, and mold spores. And if you ride with pets in your car, the exposure is multiplied along with the addition of pet dander.
Firstly, if your pets are in your car, invest in washable seat covers. There are hundreds of styles for bucket or bench seats. You might not feel an increased allergy load from your pets at home, but in the confined space of a car can increase your allergic reaction. Sprays are also available to neutralize molds, dust mites and pollens. Vacuum fabric surfaces often and wipe down hard surfaces.
Even if the interior of your car is clean, allergens may be reaching the cabin through ventilation. Keep windows rolled up on high-pollen count days and change the cabin filters rto a charcoal-activated filter. Be sure to change them regularly. Also, toggle the button from fresh to recirculated air.
And don't forget the outside of your car, especially if you park in your garage. Allergens easily stick to the car so run it through the car wash weekly to keep allergens at bay.
You don't have to suffer in your car from allergies. Lance's Superior Auto can help you locate potential allergy problems in your car and offer you solutions. Call us today.
Lance's Superior Auto Service
30775 S.W. Boones Ferry Rd, Suite D, Wilsonville