Easy Tips to Put More Joy in Your Ride
Stick with the A/C
A fresh breeze may feel nice, but it can also allow hitchhiking spores to blow into your car. Keep the windows rolled up and use the air conditioner instead. Be sure to set the A/C on the recirculating cycle so you don’t pull pollen in from the outside.
A clogged air filter can do the opposite of what it’s supposed to do and blow allergens into your car. So be sure to check and change your cabin air filter often.
Think Twice About Fabrics
Fabric seats are harder to clean and can harbour allergens. If possible, invest in leather seats instead. Wooly seat covers and cloth floor mats are also more likely to trap , pollen, pet dander and spores. So, skip the wooly seat covers and replace cloth mats with plastic or rubber ones that are easier to clean.
Don’t Give Mould Spores a Free Ride
Mould spores love wet clothes or towels in the trunk, leftover food hidden underneath seats and spilled drinks on floor mats. Help reduce mould from growing by cleaning up any areas with moisture right away.
Keep it Clean
From pollen blowing into your car to dust mites hitching a ride on your clothes and transferring to your seats, common allergens can build up quickly in your vehicle. Be sure to vacuum regularly with a filter. And don’t forget to wipe down the dashboard, steering wheel, control panel and windows with a damp cloth to help minimize buildup of triggers.
Don’t Neglect Your Car’s Exterior
Pollen that settles on the outside of your car can be brought inside when you brush against the surface. Wash your car frequently to help reduce pollen buildup and keep your wheels looking shiny and new.
Keep Allergy Medication on Hand
It’s a good idea to keep allergy medication in your purse or backpack, so you’re prepared when your allergy symptoms strike. Non-drowsy Claritin® Rapid Dissolve is easy to take without water for allergy symptom relief on the go.