How to Allergy Proof Your Car from Phoenix Mechanics

Buckle up, we're in for a rough allergy season. Thanks to more winter rain than usual, we can expect fast-growing weeds and high levels of pollen released by trees and plants.

PHOENIX - Arizonar -- While doctors recommend allergy sufferers keep windows closed, regularly wash bedding and change clothes if they've been outdoors, your Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals (NARPRO) offer steps for a healthier ride.

Keep It Clean
  • Dust the dashboards.
  • Wipe down doors.
  • Thoroughly vacuum floor mats.

Use The Right Filter
  • A 'cabin air filter' is designed to ensure the air inside your car is free from environmental pollutants when the windows are rolled up.
  • If the cabin air filter is in poor condition it can trap irritants and cause you to breathe in more contaminants than if the windows were down.
  • A clogged air filter can also reduce airflow and impact your air conditioning.
  • Make sure the air conditioning is on the recirculation setting.

Check The Windows
  • During peak allergy season, keep your windows rolled up.
  • Check for gaps or cracks that could let allergens in.
  • Make sure the air conditioning is on the recirculation setting

Allergy and Asthma Facts (
  • There's no cure for asthma and allergies.
  • Asthma affects more than 24.5 million Americans
  • More than 50 million Americans have all types of allergies.
  • Air pollution includes gases, smoke from fires, volcanic ash and dust particles.

Source: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

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NARPRO (Neighborhood Auto Repair Professionals)

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