Updated: Oct 17, 2018
What is a Cabin Air Filter?
Your cabin air filter is responsible for allowing you to breathe clean air inside your vehicle. Over time it becomes dirty and needs to be changed. For many drivers, this is usually forgotten or pushed aside by thinking it’s not important, but in fact, your cabin air filter plays a major role in the quality of the air you breathe as well as A/C function.
By removing pollutants and toxins from your daily commute, the inside of your vehicle smells fresher, your lungs are happier and for drivers with allergies, you can drive without itchy eyes or a runny nose. A dirty cabin air filter can also clog your air conditioning and heating system causing unnecessary strain on your vehicle’s HVAC System (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning).
When to Change your Cabin Air Filter?
It’s important to follow the guide in your owner’s manual because each vehicle is different. If you don’t have your owner’s manual check online, many dealers offer a printable version, available for download off their website.
If your vehicle has;
Poor Airflow: You’ll usually be able to tell based off the power of the air coming out of your vents, have it cranked up to high and the air coming out feels like it's only on low? This is a sign that there may be a blockage.
Unusual Odour from the vents: A musty smell coming from the interior vents may be a sign to check with your mechanic to see if you need a new cabin air filter.
We recommend getting a professional to change your Cabin Air Filter. DIY work can be time-consuming and end up costing more money when the job is done incorrectly. Check out one of our nearby shops to get your Cabin air filter changed https://www.oiarg.ca/nearbygarages.