When to Change Your Car’s Cabin Air Filter

Filters have a purpose – they are responsible for keeping things clean and purified. Just as you’d expect, the cabin air filter inside your vehicle looks just like that. It collects the dirt, dust, pollen, and other contaminants that may be floating in that air. It helps keep the air inside your car clean and breathable. 

The cabin air filter is situated between the outside and inside of your car cabin. The outside air comes through your vehicle and gets sifted through the filter before entering the cabin. When it reaches the tiny holes of your filter, the dirt in the air gets trapped in the filter. As a result, you don’t have to suffer from the health consequences of breathing poor-quality air. 

Why You May Need Help Replacing Your Cabin Air Filter

In some vehicles, the cabin air filter is inside your vehicle's glove compartment or sometimes under the hood. The location varies depending on your vehicle’s make/model. While replacing the filter is quite simple, it can be difficult to reach for some individuals. If you need assistance with this task, please do not hesitate to contact the professionals at The Auto Doc. 

How to Tell When You Need a New Cabin Air Filter

A dirty air filter is easy to tell. You can visually check it. If the filter appears gray or covered in dust, it is time to change it. You may also notice decreased or unsteady airflow whenever you turn the HVAC system on. Last but not least, a clogged cabin filter may emit an unpleasant odor inside your car. It can be described as musty or moldy.

Whether you are sensitive to allergies or not, it is important for you to check the cabin filter regularly. You’ll have a good conscience knowing that you and your passengers are breathing clean air. 

If it is time for you to have your car’s cabin filter replaced, we welcome you to come by The Auto Doc. We can make the job easier and quicker for you, so you can return to the road quickly.