Is Your Car Making You Sneeze?

Is Your Car Making You Sneeze?

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[push h=”20″]Spring is here, and with spring comes pollen. Pollen is that powdery plant substance that blankets our sidewalks and cars with neon yellow. Tens of millions of Americans suffer from allergy symptoms caused by contact with these pollens.

There are lots of way to lessen our exposure to pollen. Some examples include taking off our shoes when coming into the house, or changing our pillowcases every night. Additionally, did you know you there are ways we can combat the exposure to pollen by having our cars cleaned?

You can bring your car to a reputable car wash and ask them to thoroughly clean the inside and outside of your car.

Your floor mats need to be vacuumed thoroughly as our shoes carry pollen picked up from the street. Consider replacing your carpet car mats with plastic ones as they are easier to rinse clean.

Your dashboard, interior door panels, door jambs, steering wheel, and any other non-fabric items need to be wiped down with a clean wet cloth. All other areas should be vacuumed. If you are considering the purchase of a new car, consider getting leather seats as they are easier to keep pollen free.

You will tempted to open the windows of your car, don’t! Use the air conditioner, as opening your window will bring in pollen. Further, use the re-circulating setting, so you are not bringing in the outside pollen filled air. Regularly change your air filter. Check your owner’s manual but as a general rule, the Car Care Council recommends replacing your air filter every 12-15,000 miles.

Lastly, have you car professionally washed often. The pollen that covers the outside of your vehicle can be easily transferred when you enter and exit. In addition, these microscopic pollens can actually damage the finish of your vehicle.

If you follow these simple suggestions, you can lessen the amount of allergens in the interior of your vehicle, and add to the comfort of your ride.

About Fred’s Car Wash

Fred’s Car Wash is locally owned and family operated with locations serving Norwalk, Fairfield, Westport, Southport & Watertown, Connecticut. Fred’s, which has been in business for over 36 years, offers exterior washes, interior cleaning and expert detailing. Above all, Fred’s is known for its superior customer service and excellent results.


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