Get a car tune up to eliminate allergens in vehicles

May 8, 2013 12:00 AM

Spring can be a beautiful time - as long as your allergies don't get in the way of you enjoying it, that is. Sneezing, congestion and itchy eyes are frequent problems people with allergies experience, and these symptoms don't go away once you're behind the wheel. In fact, the pollen that coats your car or even gets inside your vehicle can exacerbate your allergy suffering. 

Luckily, there are a few things car owners can do to eliminate allergens in their vehicles and make the entire driving experience run smoothly. For example, vacuuming the interior of an automobile can go a long way toward getting rid of pollen, dust and other irritating things. 

"Layers of thick yellow pollen can affect the outside of your car, but drivers often miss how it can also get on the inside, too," said Jimmy Lane, a senior buyer at CarMax. "Something as simple as vacuuming your car can help reduce the affects of allergens." 

Drivers should also consider going to an auto repair franchise to get a car tune up. Professionals can check and replace a cabin air filter and the HVAC system, as well as the weather stripping around a car, to make sure everything is working with the greatest efficiency. 

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