Setup Summer : Get the Car Summer Ready!

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Today is three weeks until summer for us! As you can probably guess, I am basing summer on the date my kids start their break from the regular school year. Even though they have summer school (free in our school district for all kids), the end of the school year means summer is officially here.

To us, summer equals road trips. We go to see family in Texas and Oklahoma; we spend the weekends driving to Missouri sites; we drive all around our city during the day. With my kids’ allergies, it’s important to me that our car be healthy of an environment as possible. I can’t control what affects them all the time, but I can control what affects them in the car (especially on those ten hour trips!)
FRAM Fresh Breeze Air Cabin Filters
Read on for my experience with changing the filter!

Over the weekend I headed to Walmart (see my shop trip here) to pick up a FRAM Fresh Breeze filter with Arm&Hammer. These help filter the cabin air in the car. And boy am I glad I did. Our filter was um, not so clean. Now that I have seen it, I am thinking that the FRAM Fresh Breeze filter will help with Desmonda Drama’a allergies. Dare I hope for no more puffy eyes? Plus the Arm and Hammer baking soda should help to preserve the freshness in the kidmobile. Because before it smelled more french fry than fresh.

After our experience with changing it, I put a reminder in my home management binder to change it again in six months. Now that we know how easy it is, there’s no reason NOT to change it twice a year. We can already tell the difference after only a few days!

I recommend a couple of things before installing:
1) Read the FAQ section on the FRAM Fresh Breeze website.
2) Watch the installation videos!
3) Get your tools handy before you start
4) Leave your partner alone while they install it

Want to try it for yourself? Be sure to grab this rebate link first! Learn more at the FRAM Facebook page. If you try it out tweet me using the hashtag #FresherCar and let me know what you thought!


  1. Wow I seriously didn’t know something like this was available for the car, I have awful allergies and I hate running the air and heat in the car because it always bothers me. I will be checking these out and putting it on the “honey do list”! Thanks for sharing!

  2. interesting! I never knew they made such a thing.

  3. Awesome Idea!! I cant WAIT TO try this out:) Thanks so much for the review – this product will help my allergy sufferers as well!

  4. I’ve never heard about changing the filter in the car. Hmm… Wonder if I can do this in my van?

  5. It is so weird that you should mention this… we have had to change the cabin filter in our Toyota RAV4 like 5 times in the past couple of years. The check engine light goes off and it almost always turns out to be the cabin filter!

    Had I known how easy it was to change, I would have done it myself… now we definitely will… thanks!

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