According to the NHS, 20% of the population is affected by hay fever during the spring and summer period.
This year in particular it has been one of the worst for many years. One way of helping hay fever suffers when they are driving or in a car, says Andrew Page Limited incorporating Camberley Auto Factors (CAF), is to ensure that the cabin filter, now fitted as standard to many cars, is changed regularly.
The purpose of a cabin filter is to prevent harmful contaminants from entering the vehicle, and to provide optimum flow of fresh clean air to allow adequate ventilation and clear vision together with protecting air-conditioning and ventilation system components. In fact these are some of the elements that garages and workshops can offer customers as part of a summer driving check.
Andrew Page, one of the largest independent distributors of quality vehicle components, workshop equipment, tools and diagnostics in the UK, has available through their branch network, a comprehensive range of replacement cabin filters from leading manufacturers including MANN + HUMMELL, Filtron and ADL.
Garages and workshops can develop sales opportunities with cabin filters which are not always being changed regularly. Andrew Page recommends that this is undertaken at regular services, normally at 12,000 mile intervals or every 12 months, but particularly now when the pollen count is high.