Why should I replace the Cabin Air Filter?

Why should I replace the Cabin Air Filter?

The Cabin Air Filter keeps the air you breathe clean by stopping outside allergens and dust from entering your car through the air vents.  It traps pollen, dust, mold spores, smoke, and soot among other things.

Any filter, whether for your home or your car, becomes contaminated with pollutants and debris as time passes.  When your Cabin Air Filter is really dirty, you may notice the air flow through the vents is weaker.  You may also notice a difference in air quality in the cabin while driving. 

The Cabin Air Filter should be replaced every 12,000 miles or 12 months.  If you drive a lot, especially in urban areas with poor air quality or in a dusty environment, you may need to replace more often. This is particularly important if you or a family member has allergies, asthma, or a respiratory disease.   Also, if you frequently park under trees, the sap, seeds, pine needles, and leaf debris may get into the Cabin Air Filter and create mold.  

If you think your Cabin Air Filter needs replacement, we will be happy to help you.  We treat every car we work on with the same care as if it were our own vehicle.  Our goal is to keep you safe and on the road.

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