We want to keep you and your vehicles safe during these challenging times. The recent smoke from wildfires in Canada is affecting air quality across various regions, including the mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and parts of the Upper Great Lakes in the United States. In light of this situation, we highly recommend taking proactive measures to protect you and your car from potential hazards.

Here are some essential tips to safeguard your vehicle:

  1. Close windows and sunroof: While driving or parking, ensure all windows, sunroofs, and vents are closed tightly. By sealing off the entry points, you can reduce the amount of smoke and airborne particles that make their way into your car’s cabin.
  2. Keep your car clean: Frequently wash the exterior of your car to remove ash and other residues that may accumulate due to the smoke. Additionally, consider vacuuming or wiping down the interior surfaces to minimize the presence of fine particles.
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  3. Be mindful of cabin air filters: Some vehicles are equipped with cabin air filters, which may need replacement. Stop by your nearest Valvoline Instant Oil Change™ to determine if your car has a cabin air filter and if it needs to be changed to ensure optimal air quality. Click here to learn more https://www.vioc.com/cabin-air-filters
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  4. Check and replace air filters: Regularly inspect your car’s air filters and replace them if needed by a Valvoline Instant Oil Change™ professional. Dirty or clogged filters are less effective in filtering out contaminants, so keeping them clean is vital for maintaining good air quality inside your vehicle’s engine.
  5. Utilize recirculation mode: Set your car’s ventilation system to the recirculation mode rather than drawing in outside air. This will help maintain a cleaner and healthier environment inside your vehicle, filtering out pollutants and smoke to the best extent possible.

Remember, by taking these precautions, you can help protect your car from the effects of smoke and maintain a healthier environment for yourself and your passengers. We care about your safety and well-being, and we stand ready to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.
Stay safe, breathe easier, and keep your car protected!