Shoddy servicing could be making you ill.
Cutting corners on maintenance could give Welsh drivers a raging dose of hay fever this summer, motoring experts have warned.
Allergy sufferers are set for a torrid time over the next few months, with the grass pollen season set to kick-off at the start of June.
And if you’ve been slack about properly servicing and maintaining your motor, you could actually be making your hay fever a whole lot worse.
Motoring boffins have highlighted the cabin air filter – a common filter equipped on nearly all modern vehicles – as key to this misery.
It’s a cheap part to replace, costing as little as £10, and should be swapped during a typical service. But you ignore it at your peril.
Graham Conway, managing director of Select Car Leasing, said, “The cabin filter is one of a number of filters that need replacing on a regular basis.
“These include the oil filter, fuel filter and air filter, which stops dust and other airborne particles getting into your engine.
“The cabin filter works to clean the air that comes into the interior of your car via the air conditioning or regular heating and cooling vents.”
If you take medication for hay fever, you must ensure it does not affect your driving and a pharmacist can advise you as well as your doctor or specialist nurse.