How Uncared and Damaged Auto Upholstery is Bad for Your Health

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You already know that damaged automotive upholstery is bad for your ego. You cringe every time you give a new friend a ride, and you take great pains to cover those unsightly seats before every first date. But did you know that the damaged upholstery in your car could actually put your health at risk?

It is true – not caring for your upholstery is bad for your car and your ego, but it could also be bad for your health. These health risks give you one more reason to take good care of your car inside and out. They also provide yet another reason to have your damaged automotive upholstery fixed once and for all.

A Place for Mold and Mildew to Grow

You probably already know that having mold and mildew in your basement could be bad for your health. Maybe you have even had your basement professionally waterproofed to keep it free of these dangerous organizations.

What you may not realize is that the car you drive can also harbor mold and mildew, and that mold and mildew could be even worse for your health. Your car is a much smaller and more concentrated environment, and having mold and mildew in the upholstery presents a serious risk to your health.

If your automotive upholstery is torn or otherwise compromised, it could provide an environment where mold and mildew can grow. The growth of mold and mildew is more likely under damp conditions, but it is a risk no matter where you live.

Trapping Dust and Giving Dust Mites a Home

Even if your vehicle’s interior remains free of mold nad mildew, cracks and tears in the upholstery will still trap dust and dirt, giving dust mites a home and putting your health at risk. Even if you clean your car regularly, keeping ahead of the dust and debris trapped in and around the seats will be an uphill climb. If you miss even a single cleaning, you could find yourself breathing contaminated air every time you drive.

If you want to avoid this dust mite contamination and the resultant health issues, it is time to get your automotive upholstery fixed. Once the job is done, you will feel better about your car, and you can breathe a little easier as well.

You want your car to look its best, and you work hard to keep it clean inside and out. So do yourself, and your car, a favor – have the upholstery fixed today. This one service can protect your ride, increase its resale value and protect your health.

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