Keep­ing cars clean and driv­ers healthy

Seaway News - - AUTO TALK -

(NC)—Germa­phobes be­ware! Did you know that more bac­te­ria and mold grow in ve­hi­cles than in houses? Or, that the typ­i­cal car has 283 dif­fer­ent types of bac­te­ria present in ev­ery square inch? These stats are not meant to scare you away from driv­ing, in­stead they're of­fered to pro­vide aware­ness of the best ways to pro­tect your­self and your pas­sen­gers from harm­ful con­tam­i­nates. Be­low are tips from Honey­well Con­sumer Prod­ucts Group, on the best ways to min­i­mize in-ve­hi­cle ir­ri­tants.

Re­place your Cabin Air Fil­ter: Air­borne con­tam­i­nants, such as pollen, ex­haust fumes, soot and dust en­ter a ve­hi­cle through its heat­ing, air con­di­tion­ing and de­frost­ing sys­tems. A cabin air fil­ter is de­signed to help cap­ture and re­move some of these pol­lu­tants in or­der to help im­prove air qual­ity through­out the ve­hi­cle. To­day most ve­hi­cles come with a cabin air fil­ter, but if it's not changed reg­u­larly (at least once a year) the fil­ter may be­come dirty and clogged, which makes it harder to keep air clean. Cabin air fil­ters not only re­move road dust and par­ti­cles pass­ing through it, but the Fram Fresh Breeze also con­tains Arm and Ham­mer bak­ing soda in or­der to ab­sorb odours pass­ing through a ve­hi­cle's ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem.

“One of the eas­i­est ways to en­sure less in­ve­hi­cle pol­lu­tants is to in­stall a qual­ity

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