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Change Air Filter to Keep Spring Allergies at Bay

Change Air Filter to Keep Spring Allergies at Bay

Milex Complete Auto Care recommends preparing your car for allergy season by changing your cabin air filter to keep you healthy and reduce symptoms this year.   While warmer temperatures are a welcome relief, the blooming flowers and new leaves on trees also signal the start of allergy season. More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies.  Allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the United States, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, a nonprofit patient organization for people with allergies and asthma. An allergy occurs when the immune system reacts to a foreign substance. Typical reactions are coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, and a sore throat, th ... read more

The Importance of Having Properly Inflated Tires

The Importance of Having Properly Inflated Tires

It can be easy to overlook the amount of air in your tires. There are no warning lights and the difference between a properly inflated tire and one that needs more air can be subtle.  You may figure that you’ll get your tires checked the next time you get your oil changed. If you get your oil changed regularly, that is probably fine. Still, you don’t want to not ever think about your tires. After all, if your tires aren’t inflated properly, you could have some problems. The operative word here is “could.” You may not have any issues whatsoever. But when your tires’ pressure gets low, more of the surface of the tires touches the road, the flatter your tire becomes. As you can imagine, the flatter the tire, the more friction is being developed where the rubber meets the road. That can make the tire overheat, and that’s when anything can start happening. Maybe your tire just gets worn down faster. Maybe the tread gets more ragged. And maybe ... read more

Pollen Season – When to Change Air Filters

Pollen Season – When to Change Air Filters

As the seasons change from winter to spring, pollen is becoming more and more prevalent. With this comes many different problems: allergies, yellow windshields and — one problem you might not expect — dirty air filters. According to the technicians at Milex Complete Auto Care, people are often unaware their air filters are dirty until they start causing issues in their vehicles. So the question becomes: how important is it to change the filters in your car? Here is your guide to knowing when, how and why to change your filters. What are air filters? Air filters are important for keeping you and your car healthy. There are two types of air filters. Each work differently to ensure a healthier car. The type of filter determines how often and when you should change it. The first type is the engine air filter. This is the filter that protects your engine. It stops air poll ... read more

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