What are the benefits of a Cabin Air Filter?
Here are just a few benefits of maintaining a clean cabin air filter:
- Cleaner/healthier air inside the vehicle
- Helps remove dust, pollen, dirt and air born pollutants
- Helps remove mold spores, fungus, microscopic particles and foul odors
- Reduces allergy related problems
- Improves your vehicles heating and air-conditioning performance
What is the cost of cabin air filter replacement?
There are a wide range of cabin air filters on the market. Options may include hypoallergenic or electrostatically charged to capture more mold, mildew, pollen, spores, fungus and germs. There are washable and reusable models. There are a number of brands and features designed for various automobiles. Basic cabin air filters can cost $10-$25. The higher-end products may be closer to $90.
What does a cabin air filter do?
The cabin air filter works to keep dust and other pollutants out of your vehicle when using the fan, AC or heater. This includes pollen, mold spores, dirt from the road, dust, leaves and any other contaminants that may be airborne. The cabin air filter works similar to a home furnace which pulls in outside air and then forces it through a filter before heating/cooling and then distributing throughout the vents in the house. Maintaining a clean air filter will not only help the air quality inside your vehicle, but will help your heating and cooling systems to operate more efficiently.
How often should a cabin air filter be replaced?
It's a good idea to replace your cabin air filter after 15,000 miles or every year. Keep in mind, the service interval can vary depending on your driving habits. The maintenance section of your owner's manual may list the recommended service interval for your vehicle.
Which cabin air filter do I need?
The type of air filter needed for your vehicle should be specified in the owner's manual. If you are unable to locate the information, simply stop in to any Dunn Tire location and we can gladly provide you with this information.
Should I worry about cleaning a cabin air filter?
There's really not a lot of maintenance to a normal cabin air filter. Since they should be replaced every year (or about 15,000 miles), there's no need to periodically clean them. For the small cost of a new filter, you'll benefit from better air quality.