How often should we have the Cabin Air Filter in our vehicle replaced?
What is a Cabin Air Filter?
Late-model vehicles are usually equipped with a Cabin Air Filter. The Cabin Air Filter is located in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system of your vehicle. It is designed to catch dust, pollen and other airborne material that can irritate allergies and other respiratory problems. It also helps to reduce odours inside the vehicle.
How to tell A Cabin Filter is clogged?
A clogged or full cabin air filter can cause a restriction in the air movement of both the heating and air-conditioning system of your vehicle. It is generally recommended to have this cabin air filter replaced about once a year or every 20,000 KM.
Where is a Cabin Air Filter located?
Most cabin air filters are located behind the glove box, under the dashboard or under the hood of the vehicle where fresh air enters the HVAC system. The cabin air filters are generally pretty easy to access and it is usually ½ hour to an hour of labour time charge and the price of the filter to have them replaced.
We recommend having them inspected and replaced on an annual basis to keep your cabin air clean and the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system in your vehicle working to its capacity.
Remember: It’s important that you do this type of car maintenance regularly, because no one wants to breathe bad air in an enclosed space or get sick from breathing in an airborne pollutant of any kind – not you, not any member of your family, and certainly not any passengers you might have on board at the time!