Its About Time To Come Clean With Your Clogged Pollen Filter
According to Allergy UK, 1 in 4 people in the UK are unfortunate sufferers from hay fever. If your unpleasant symptoms begin to disrupt driving, or if you regularly circulate through thickly polluting traffic on dirty roads, you may want to make a clean break by regularly replacing your over-looked pollen (or cabin) filter.
If your mind is foggy as to what a pollen filter is, in 80% of cars manufactured from the year 2000 it can be found behind the glove box and is made of a fibrous material. Its function is to clear the air entering the car through the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems of pollen, dust, soot and other contaminants that can have passengers with allergies venting out impurities. A filter that is functioning to its optimum potential, can prevent up to 90% of such contaminants from entering a car’s interior, and prevent the journey from being the brunt of a dirty joke!
Changing the pollen/cabin filter approximately every 30,000 miles (dependant on driving conditions as mentioned above), will literally be like a breath of fresh air.
Indications of having a clogged pollen/cabin filter include:
- A lingering odour coming from the car’s vents
- A decrease in the heating and air conditioning systems with reduced air flow
- Fogging of the car’s windows
- An overworked air-conditioning system will increase the temperature inside the car
- An increase of hay fever symptoms which can make the process of driving very uncomfortable
A hampered pollen/cabin filter could lead to the growth of mould, fungi, and other bacteria. So, the next time you are thinking that all you need is the air that you breathe (inside your car), think about replacing your pollen/cabin filter.
At Ultimate Styling we stock a range of Pollen / Cabin Filters to fit your vehicle.
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