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The Importance of A Cabin Filter

Posted on June 07, 2016.

Are you paying attention to some of the lesser known hazards of your vehicle? Your cabin filter, for example, is responsible for the air quality in your car—yet it's still often neglected.

How Does It Work?

If you've ever driven behind a large vehicle on a freeway, you've seen the amount of debris that cars can create. Between outdoor air quality (pollen, pollutants, etc.), dust from the road, and your exhaust - you're constantly surrounding yourself with low-quality air.

Your cabin filter improves air quality in your vehicle by removing pollutants as air is pulled into your car through the heating and air conditioning vents. This is especially important when using heat or air conditioning because drivers often use these features with the windows up. 

Cabin filters should be changed fairly often in order to maintain optimal air quality.

When to Change Your Cabin Filter

As with most vehicle maintenance, you can find recommendations from your manufacturer regarding how often to change your cabin air filter. Many vehicle manufacturers recommend changing your filter somewhere around every 15,000 miles. Generally, you won't have any issues if you stick to this schedule.

However, there are some scenarios where you may find your cabin filter needs to be changed more often. Air quality and road conditions vary greatly, meaning someone who drives in bumper-to-bumper traffic in a city with bad air quality may find they need to replace their air filter more often. This may also be the case for those who frequently drive on dirt roads where large amounts of dust are kicked up.

 

No matter what your driving conditions may be, it's important that you stay current with cabin air filter replacements—they're the only thing standing between your lungs and the pollutants of the outside air. Contact us today to find out if you are in need of a cabin filter replacement service.