How can I keep my car clean from pollen?

I have been driving my aunt to her dialysis appointments twice a week. From the second she gets into my car until she gets out, she can’t stop sneezing. I know that my car gets tons of pollen from where I have to park. How can I keep pollen out of my car?

Pollen can be a major issue for most people, especially during spring and fall. Luckily, there are several steps you can take to ensure your aunt will have a more comfortable ride in the future.
  • Clean your windshield wipers: Take a paper towel and water and give your windshield wipers a quick swipe once or twice a week.
  • Wash your car weekly: Go through an automatic car wash or give your car a scrub by hand at least once a week during the pollen season.
  • Wax: Make sure your car gets a wax, as well. Having your vehicle clean and waxed creates a smooth surface that pollen will be less likely to stick to.
  • Check your engine filter: This is something that car owners can easily overlook. Your engine filter keeps pollen and dust particles off of your engine. You should change it every 15,000 to 30,000 miles.
  • Change your cabin filter: Just like the engine filter, you should change the cabin filter every 30,000 miles. In your case, maybe getting a new one now will help your aunt.
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Shannon Martin
Answered on Nov 08, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.

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