Keeping cars clean and drivers healthy
(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.
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