Lets remember that since roughly the year 2000 all vehicles have been equipped with a cabin air filter. The cabin air filter cleans the air that is being pushed from your vehicle’s HVAC system. If not replaced regularly, the air you breathe won’t be properly filtered!
When your cabin air filter is clean and functioning properly it protects the inside of your vehicle from several pollutants that can be harmful to your health. Without this filter, insects, dirt, dust, smog, pollen, and exhaust gases can enter freely through the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system in your vehicle.
You can’t forget that a cabin air filter that has gone too long without being replaced will build up large amounts of dirt. It is true that the filter can only hold so much before it becomes too clogged to operate effectively. Another negative side effect to restricted airflow throughout your vehicle is the ability to clear your windows of fog and condensation. You can solve this by replacing your dirty air filter.
Did you know that all of the dirt and grime that your cabin air filter prevents from entering your car’s cabin doesn’t just disappear. It remains in your filter and continues to build and decay. This creates a foul odor.
So, how can you prevent all of these negative side effects that come over time with your cabin filter?
Well, most manufacturers recommend replacing it every 12,000 to 30,000 miles depending on how much pollution there is in the area where you live.
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