The cabin air filters in our cars have many names: air conditioning filter, dust filter, and pollen filter. While it has many names, some drivers don’t even know of its existence. Fortunately, we’re here to tell you all about it and why it is important to change it out.
Cabin filters are responsible for filtering out pollutants, dust, and other contaminants from entering the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system. It keeps that nasty stuff out of your car so that you and your passengers can breathe clean air. It is especially important for people who are sensitive to allergies or have asthma.
When an auto technician makes the recommendation to replace this filter, it means you really need it. You can also refer to your owner’s manual for suggestions on when you need to replace the cabin air filter. Typically, automakers suggest you do it every 15,000-25,000 miles or once a year. Below are other signs that suggest it’s time to change the air filter out:
- Musty odor present in the cabin
- Reduced air flow
- Poor performance of HVAC system
You may also need to replace the filter more often if you frequently drive in poor-quality air conditions.
To prevent your HVAC system from overworking this summer, consider replacing your cabin air filter at Kwik Kar Auto Repair. We’ll have you breathing in fresh and clean air all year long.