Cabin Air Filter Replacement

What is Cabin Air Filter Replacement?

Since the mid-1990s, the cabin air filter has made the daily drive a little bit easier on everyone, including allergy sufferers. Located in the climate control air box, the cabin air filter cleans air from the outside of the vehicle, removing dust, pollen, and other particles before it gets a chance to blow out the vents.

As with all filters, these filters fill up over time, making cabin air filter replacement necessary. Most automakers suggest cabin air filter replacement every 12,000 to 15,000 miles, but it depends on the season and what’s in the air on your daily drive. Some dusty conditions or high pollen weeks can choke a cabin air filter in far less than the recommended service interval. Depending on the circumstances, cabin air filter replacement might be necessary as soon as 5,000 or 6,000 miles.

Most cabin air filters are not easily accessible, sometimes mounted under the hood, under the dash, behind the glove box, or hidden somewhere else. Instructions to replace the cabin filter may be in your owner’s manual.

Why is Cabin Air Filter Replacement Important?

Research suggests about 20% of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies, not including millions more who suffer allergies due to dust and mold. On the road, too, there are many kinds of dust getting kicked up in your path. Every mile of road contains dust, dirt, soot, pollen, insects, animal droppings, and other debris. Additionally, humid conditions may encourage mold growth, which is itself an allergen and may emit a foul odor, at a minimum. Soot and other particles are also known to cause respiratory problems in non-allergy sufferers.

By scheduling cabin air filter replacement regularly, you keep your climate control system from overworking and can save yourself from the worst of allergy and respiratory problems, at least on your drive.

What can Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers Do for You?

In addition to providing top-notch tire and other automotive services, technicians at 43 locations in St Louis are trained to identify cabin air filter replacement needs in all vehicles equipped with the device. Dobbs Tire & Auto Centers is ready to help you clear the air in your car, one cabin air filter at a time.

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