Cabin Air Filters are designed to reduce the number of harmful contaminants entering your vehicle via the air conditioning system; it filters out dust, pollen and other airborne particles, providing a much cleaner breathing environment for you and your passengers. This filter is a small pleated unit, often made of an engineered material or paper-based, multifiber cotton. Before air can move into the interior of the car, it goes through this filter, trapping any contaminants within the air to prevent them from infiltrating the air you breathe.
In most cars, the cabin air filter sits behind the glovebox. You might be able to access it yourself by removing the glovebox from the fasteners that hold it in place. If this is the case, your owner’s manual should provide guidance on how to remove the glovebox. However, if your cabin air filter is beneath the dashboard or under the hood, it might not be as accessible, therefore you should consider taking it to a qualified mechanic to change.
If you do plan to replace it yourself, consider buying a replacement cabin air filter at a Value Auto Parts near you by clicking here.
Reasons to change your Cabin Air Filter on time:
Some possible telltale signs to your Cabin Air Filter needs to be replaced:
On average Cabin Air Filters should be changed every 15,000 kms or at least once a year. The time to change your cabin air filter is also dependent on your environment, if it is dusty then you might need to change it more often. Get to know more about other filters in your car by clicking here.