Is Your Car Making You Sick?

Posted August 14, 2019

Preventative maintenance is not only important for the health of your vehicle, it also affects your health.

Dirty air filters can aggravate allergies. Exhaust fumes spread toxins. How else might your car be affecting your health?

Fungus from A/C

When the weather gets hot, we crank the A/C. But the same moisture that keeps cars cool can create hot spots for fungus – causing colds, infections, and even allergic reactions.

Studies have shown that fungal concentration doubles when the A/C filter is old and needs replacing. Strange odors, loss of air flow, or noises when the A/C is running could indicate a problem. Bring your vehicle into our shop for an A/C inspection and service.

Motion Sickness from Poor Suspension

As you travel the uneven roads in Colorado, your car’s suspension keeps you from bouncing uncontrollably in your seat. But if you’ve put off one too many tire rotations, alignments, or repairs, you’ll feel every bump and pothole in the road.

For those already prone to motion sickness, this can mean miles of queasiness and discomfort. This is especially true when the vehicle’s suspension needs maintenance.

Sway bars control the motion from side to side, while shocks and struts tackle the up-and-down bounce. If your sway bars or struts are damaged, not only will your risk of car sickness rise, you’ll get less life out of your tires as they wear unevenly – risking further damage and costly repairs.

Don’t settle for bumpy rides; have your suspension inspected and repaired to ease motion sickness, get the longest life from your tires, and save money.

Preventative maintenance can help keep you and your vehicle healthy and comfortable on the road. Whether it means an A/C repair, wheel alignment, or safety inspection, stop by Books Automotive. for healthier drives and peace of mind all summer/fall!

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