Not all vehicles have Cabin Air Filters, but if your vehicle was manufactured after 1980, there’s a good chance that it does! These filters help remove small particles from your air such as pollen, dust, and mold spores. So how do you know if it’s time to replace your Cabin Air Filter? Check to see if any of these signs apply to your car or truck:
Signs You May Need New Filters:
Visually dirty or clogged filter
Reduced air flow in the cabin
Increased noise when the fan is running
It’s been 15,000 – 30,000 miles since you last changed your cabin air filter
It’s been less than 15,000 since you last changed your cabin air filter, but you regularly drive on dusty roads
The Downside of Neglecting Your Filters If you neglect your filters, the built-up dust and debris could begin to reduce airflow through your air conditioning, heater, defroster. Mold and bacteria can also begin to grow on neglected air filters. Good preventive maintenance requires replacing this filter at normal intervals. If it’s been awhile since you’ve had yours replaced or if your recent road trips have involved driving on particularly dusty or dirty roads, your filters have been working overtime.
When in doubt, inspect your air filters for any visible dirt or clogs and replace them when necessary. Alternatively, bring your vehicle into any of our locations and a technician can inspect and install new air filter parts if you’re due for replacements.