Fight Back against Allergy Season with Easy Car Maintenance Tips

Tue May 7, 2013 11:44am EDT

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Fight Back against Allergy Season with Easy Car Maintenance Tips

CarMax Recommends Five Ways to Battle Allergens Inside and Out

Allergy season is in full swing and CarMax, Inc. (NYSE: KMX), the nation’s largest retailer of used vehicles, is helping drivers battle sneezing, sniffling and itchy eyes by giving them ways to reduce pollen and allergens inside and outside your vehicle.

“Layers of thick yellow pollen can affect the outside of your car but drivers often miss how it can also get on the inside, too,” said Senior Buyer, Jimmy Lane. “Something as simple as vacuuming your car can help reduce the affects of allergens.”

CarMax recommends these car care tips during spring allergy season:

1. Vacuum your car once every two weeks. This includes all carpeted areas and cloth seats.

2. Wash and dust your car. This will take care of any lingering allergens on the paneling, steering wheel and dashboard.

3. Check and change your cabin air filter. Replace this once a year or every 12,000 to 15,000 miles, whichever comes first.

4. Keep your windows rolled up and use the recirculation cycle when the air conditioner is on.

5. Check the weather stripping around your vehicle’s widows to make sure there are no leaks.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America states that one in five Americans suffer from allergies making it the fifth leading chronic disease in America.

For a video description of CarMax’s helpful tips on how to fight back against allergies, please visit our Facebook page.

About CarMax

CarMax, a member of the FORTUNE 500 and the S&P 500, and a FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” for nine consecutive years, is the nation’s largest retailer of used cars. Headquartered in Richmond, Va., CarMax currently operates 120 used car superstores in 60 markets. The consumer offer features low, no haggle prices, a broad selection of CarMax Quality Certified used cars, and superior customer service. During the twelve months ended February 28, 2013, the company retailed 447,728 used cars and sold 324,779 wholesale vehicles at our in-store auctions. For more information, access the CarMax website at www.carmax.com.

CarMax, Inc.
Media Contacts
Michelle Ellwood, CarMax Public Relations, (804) 747-0422 ext. 4139
Britt Farrar, Public Relations Manager, (804) 747-0422 ext. 3473
Twitter: @CarMax, Facebook: facebook.com/CarMax

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