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|Posted on February 2, 2019 at 11:04 AM||comments (137)|
A pollen filter is an easy thing to neglect. After all, it’s hidden away out of sight and isn’t something you’re likely to inspect on a regular basis, if at all. However, in these days of increased air pollution it’s important to make sure their air inside your car is as clean as possible, so change your filter at the recommended intervals.
A car’s pollen filter, stops particles from entering the passenger cabin. It catches dust, pollen and other fine pollutants. A pollen filter can be made from several different materials, but most feature cotton/paper fibers that coat the ribbed or pleated surface. Some filters contain carbon, which helps to reduce odours from traffic pollution entering the vehicle.
Pollen filters can be located in the vehicle - usually in or near the glovebox - or below windscreen wipers.
This requires little or no experience, using basic tools, depending on where your filter is installed, and will take a few minutes to half an hour to complete.
A musty smell in the cabin could be a sign that the pollen filter needs to be changed
“Poor air flow from the vents can be caused by a clogged filter”
Car manufacturers tend to recommended that cabin filters are changed every 12,000-15,000 miles or around once a year. If you don’t know when yours was last changed there are a couple of things to look for that tell you it’s time to renew it. First, air flow from the vents may be poor. This reduces over time, so it’s difficult to spot but it’s caused by a clogged filter.
Another sign that it may be time to change your pollen filter is a musty smell in the cabin. This can also be caused by a build-up of bacteria in the air conditioning system, and can be cured by turning the fan speed and temperature up to max for 10 minutes or so, but it’s a sign that the pollen filter needs to be replaced.
|Posted on June 3, 2018 at 11:13 AM||comments (123)|
If anyone is wanting help in getting to grips with Valeting and Detailing, I do training for those who would like to learn more. Whether it be interior, exterior, headlights, Machine Polishing. We can work on your car. Prices start from £20 per hour but will not exceed £100. For more information Please get in touch.
|Posted on June 3, 2018 at 11:07 AM||comments (81)|
Many Years ago all headlights were made of glass. Then came along Health and Safety, and decided it was best to have headlights made of hardened plastic. The majority of these plastic headlights also have a clear coat protection put on them.
You may have noticed that most cars over 10 years old are starting or completly turning yellow, which means it becomes harder to see while driving in the dark. This also meams your lights could fail an MOT if the have gone to the extreme.
Why does this happen? due to exterior eliments, sun, rain, snow, trees, salt, road dirt. I have also noticed that some of these car wash pop up stations cover your vehicle with Traffic Film remover (TFR). all this will turn your lights from brilliant clear to an yellow substance. Of course this can be treated and protected But you can protect before this happens.
To Help Prevent all you need to do is make sure when you wash and polish your car you do the same with your lights, with a good high end wax.
|Posted on November 14, 2014 at 5:40 PM||comments (245)|
This kind of maintenance also rests on the eccentricities of the weather, as frequent rains, heat or cold can affect your car and consequently determine your polishing schedule. For example, drivers traveling through sandy, dusty environments will generally find a greater degree of degradation on their paint than would be readily apparent in calmer weather, and car owners that leave their automobiles outside as opposed to storing them inside a garage might require more maintenance as well, subject to the wear and tear of the elements. Use your common sense when determining your own schedule. Even incremental damage to your car is readily apparent to the naked eye, and once these factors are found out, the appropriate maintenance is only a matter of planning. Preparation is, as always, the key favor in successfully polishing your car, superseding the variables of coating, wax and finish. There is no price point and excess that can compensate for a poorly planned polishing process, and as has been mentioned, repeated polishes can damage your car and ultimately do more harm than good.
|Posted on October 28, 2014 at 3:23 PM||comments (107)|
The weather is now changing, and it time to make sure not only is your vehicle equipped for the winter, ie: screen wash, antifreeze, tyre pressures, lights working etc. But also the salt will be on the roads soon and most vehicle are already getting pretty dirty. Please remember a good wax or polish will help to prevent any exterior corrosion, and keeping it clean even under the wheel arches. I see plenty of wheel arches that are starting to corrode.