Most vehicles have three different types of filters – an engine air filter, fuel filter, and a cabin air filter. All of these filters serve a similar purpose, as they are designed to capture any dirt, pollen, pollutants, and other contaminants that can interfere with the overall performance of your vehicle. As for the cabin air filter specifically, it helps trap any particles that can interfere with the air conditioning and heating systems. The filter can also trap any larger debris that is trying to make its way into your car (leaves, bugs, etc.).
How often should you replace your cabin filter?
The best time of year to have your cabin filter inspected and replaced is in the beginning of winter. During spring, summer, and fall months, your filter has been working hard trapping any and all contaminants that are trying to make their way into your vehicle through your HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning) system.
You should have your cabin filter changed at least once a year, or every 12,000-15,000 miles. However, there are some instances when it should be done more frequently. For example, if you are driving in areas of low air quality, then you should have your filter inspected more often. Also, driving on dirt, gravel, or other unpaved surfaces will reduce the life of a cabin filter.
Importance of a cabin filter
A clean cabin filter will keep your vehicle operating at a comfortable level. By coming into Quality Lube Plus, we can have your filter inspected and changed, getting you back on the road in no time.
Once you have a new cabin filter you will be satisfied knowing that you are breathing in the cleanest air possible. All of the harmful pollutants from outside will be blocked by your newly installed filter, allowing you to enjoy your ride again!