Spring is in the air – along with pollen, dust, and a host of other irritants! If you suffer from allergies, you go through a love-hate relationship with spring every year. While you can’t magically get rid of all the pollen in the air, you can ensure the air inside your vehicle is clean and fresh with a new pollen filter.
Problems Associated With a Dirty Filter
Think of this hard-working filter as “PPE” for your vehicle's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system! Over time your pollen filter can become clogged with dust, leaves, twigs, and residue from exhaust fumes. A dirty filter can't do its job properly and filter out the contaminants.
Left blocked, not only will it cause your car to smell moldy, it could also potentially cause costly problems to your vehicle’s AC system. Spring is a great time to replace your pollen air filter. (Read to the bottom of this article for DRIVE AutoCare’s special offer!)
Signs Your Filter Needs Changing
Over time, a clogged cabin air filter will become inevitable, which will affect your vehicle’s interior air quality. You may now be asking, “How do I know when to change a cabin air filter?” Here are some signs to watch for:
- Reduced or weak airflow, even when the heat or air conditioner is set to high
- A whistling sound coming from the cabin air intake ducts
- Musty, unpleasant odors coming through the air in your vehicle
- Excessive noise when the heating or cooling system is running
- Increased dust settling on the vehicle surfaces
What Else Can I Do to Allergy-Proof My Car?
There are some other steps you can take to ensure that you keep pollen and other allergens out of your vehicle. Here are some easy things you can do:
-- Vacuum seats and carpeted floor mats to remove dust mites
-- Clean spills quickly to prevent mold from developing
-- Wipe down the steering wheel, dashboard, console, and door panels
-- Ensure that windows and doors seal properly – check the weather stripping
We're Here to Help
At DRIVE AutoCare, we know you have a lot on your plate with all the changes going on in the world. We want to keep things easy for you!
During the month of May, we are offering a FREE Pollen Filter with any paid service. Simply type the offer code "POLLEN" when you book your appointment now through May 31, 2021.
(The pollen filter is free with any paid service. Some vehicles that require dashboard disassembly to replace the filter are excluded. Cannot be combined with other offer or special. Offer ends on 5/31/2021.)