Don't get fall into the TRAP of poor tire maintenance.
T - Tread... Visually check your tread for uneven wear. Check for signs of damage. Your tires MUST be replaced when the tread is worn to 1/16 of an inch. A good way to check the tread is by inserting a penny into the groove. If you can see Lincoln®'s entire head, its time for new treads.
R - Rotate... You should rotate your tires every 6000 - 8000 miles. This is the best way to insure even wear, and to get the maximum mileage from your tire investment.
A - Alignment...Have your alignment checked regularly. Also check the balance of your tires. If your alignment and tire balance are off, you will experience irregular wear and the result will be premature replacement.
P - Pressure... The proper air pressure for your vehicle is always specified in your owner's manual. Under inflation is the biggest cause of tire failure. Always check your tire pressure between Summer and Fall, because a 10 degree drop in temperature corresponds to a 1 or 2 pound drop in tire pressure.
|Pollen Filter Health Concerns|
|Health Concerns regarding exposure to Pollen and other airborne particulates
Allergic rhinitis "Dr. Robert Overholt, an allergist in Knoxville, Tenn., said nasal allergies are responsible for 3.8 million lost school days and workdays every year. Many attacks of nasal rhinitis, also known as hay fever, are often misdiagnosed as a cold, Overholt said. Allergic rhinitis is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States, affecting 10 percent to 30 percent of adults and up to 40 percent of children -- or somewhere between 20 million and 40 million people."
Asthma is a reversible lung disease caused by the narrowing or blocking of the lung's airways, often as a response to various triggers. Asthma triggers vary from person to person, but may include cigarette and other smoke, mold, pollens, dust, animal dander, exercise, cold air, household and industrial products, air pollutants and infections. The airways of asthma sufferers are almost continuously inflamed and hyperactive, but these and other kinds of triggers can lead to spasms in the lungs, causing asthma attacks. Asthma symptoms include coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath, and can be life-threatening if not properly managed.Go back to terminal A. and push the button 4 times at one second intervals.
Springtime is the peak Pollen season. The wet winter could mean more severe symptoms than in years past.
--- Safety Issues ---
Hay fever sufferers are up to 30 % more likely to be involved in an accidental than non-hay fever sufferers. (www.mahle-aftermarketnew.com). The most common cause for this type of accident is temporary loss of control during a sneeze. Night driving difficulties as a result of eye irritation and glare from particulate build-up on the windshield are a common saftey hazard in vehicles with a non-functional pollen filter
Protection for your expensive Heating and Airconditioning Components --
Protect expensive heating and A/C components with proper particulate filtration. A/C evaporators are susceptible to this type of damage, and their function can be greatly reduced. A cabin filter works much like the filter used with your furnace and/or air conditioning system in your home. Cabin Filters trap close to 100% of airborne contaminants before they enter the interior of your vehicle through the heating and air conditioning system.
Protect expensive heating and A/C components with proper particulate filtration. A/C
Recommended replacement is every 12,000 to 15,000 miles, or once a year.