Allergy-Proofing Your Car for the Fall

August 24th, 2015 by

Allergy-Proofing Your Car

For many, allergy season is right around the corner. Sneezing, running noses, and clogged sinuses are just more things that can distract you from driving, an important reason to consider allergy-proofing your car.

According to WebMD, one of the best things to do is plan ahead for long trips. If you know you’re going to be on the road for a while, check the pollen count outside of your destination, and make sure to pack accordingly. After that, clean your car from top to bottom. Cleaning eliminates hiding spots for dust and mold, minimizing allergens.

Replace your air filter. Although your owner’s manual might not say you need to change your air filter, if you live in a particularly allergen-rich area, you want good air flow for your vehicle. Also, if you have an air filter for your car’s cabin, change that often.

Roll your windows up. Although you might like a nice cool breeze while you’re driving, nothing is worse for allergies. Keep your car sealed, and only use the A/C.

Finally, consider non-drowsy medication. Make sure you ask a doctor before using it while driving, and take a trial dosage before getting behind the wheel to see its effects on you.

All of us here at Carter ChevroletΒ hope you have an allergy-free transition into the fall season!