Cabin Filters and their Importance
Make sure that you have the cabin filter inspected for your vehicle on a regular basis. The most important part of the cabin filter is that it will filter out any dirt, dust, and other pollutants. It is a small pleated filter that is made out of multi-fiber paper cotton. Before the air gets into the cabin of the vehicle, it goes through the filter. There the contaminants are trapped inside the filter to help prevent them from entering the vehicle. When you have a clean cabin filter, it can help to filter out the dirt, dust, pollen, and other contaminants that might be in the air. It will also help prevent leaves, insects, and other debris from clogging the system. The air in the vehicle will be fresh so you and your passengers can breathe easier.
Cabin Filters needing attention
There are several signs that you may start to notice when the filter needs to be changed. One of the first things is if the air circulation inside the cabin is reduced significantly. When the fan is on, you will notice that air being produced may not come out of the vent as strong. This will also lead to a reduced performance of the HVAC and cooling system of the vehicle. You may also start to notice a musty or moldy odor coming from the vents as well. Any odd smells can be an indication that the cabin filter should be inspected.
Another sign of an issue can be any unusual noises or sounds. If you notice an odd sound, it may be coming from the vent and cabin filter of the vehicle. You can help reduce issues by making sure to change the cabin filter regularly. If you are not sure when this should be, make sure to check the owner’s manual. Typically the cabin filter should be changed once a year, or otherwise every 12,000 miles. If you travel in heavily polluted areas or gravel roads, it may be every 5,000 miles. Following the recommendation can help prevent allergy symptoms for you and your passengers.