Get To Know Your Vehicle’s Pollen Filter

Do you or your family suffer from hayfever or other allergies? Reducing irritants, along with other unwanted factors such as exhaust fumes, in your vehicle can be as easy as replacing your vehicle’s pollen filter.

What is a pollen filter?

A pollen filter plays an important role in the the day-to-day operation of your vehicle. Not to be confused with an air filter, which keeps contaminants out of your vehicle’s engine, a pollen filter is responsible for filtering any air flowing into the vehicle through the air vents, working hard to protect your vehicle’s interior and its passengers.

By trapping particles such as pollen, dust, bacteria, and exhaust gases that may try to find their way into a vehicle’s ventilation system, a pollen filter helps to make your car an altogether healthier place – especially if you or your family suffer from hayfever or other allergies.

Do I really need to have my pollen filter replaced?

Nissan and many other vehicle manufacturers, along with the New Zealand Allergy and Asthma Society, recommend replacing your vehicle’s pollen filter annually, but there are many benefits to regularly replacing your pollen filter.

When your pollen filter is in optimal condition, you can expect:

  • A sufficient supply of fresh, clean air throughout the vehicle interior
  • Protection for passengers from dust particles, pollen, and other irritants
  • A reduction in the likelihood of driver fatigue that can be caused by dust particles and micro-organisms inside your vehicle
  • Less external odours and exhaust fumes entering the vehicle
  • A cleaner, more hygienic vehicle interior

Along with these positives, a pollen filter in optimal condition will continue to assist the performance of your vehicle’s air conditioning system. A clogged pollen filter is unable to function satisfactorily, and can allow contaminants, bacteria, and other unwanted external particles to enter your vehicle’s air conditioning system. This can have a negative impact on air conditioning system performance and operation, which can lead to costly repair work.

What’s the next step?

Protect your vehicle and its passengers by ensuring your Nissan’s pollen is doing its job well, and allow our authorised Nissan Service Centre to replace you Nissan’s pollen filter.

Book your Nissan in for a pollen filter and air conditioning system inspection by phoning (03) 366 2644 or completing our online booking form.