Cabin Air Filter Replacement
What is a cabin air filter?
A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment. It filters out dust, pollen, spores, bacteria, pollutants, sparrows, harmful exhaust gas and odors. These high tech filters can block particles larger than 3 microns. By contrast, a grain of sand is about 200 microns.
Does your car have one?
Not all vehicles in the Yakima area have cabin filters. They are fairly new on the scene in WA. About forty percent of new vehicles come with cabin air filters, but the number is growing every year.
How it works
They can make for a very nice driving environment for Yakima car owners. Your car can be a haven during WA allergy season with very little dust and pollen getting into the cabin. However, like all filters, your cabin air filter eventually gets clogged. When this happens, your heating and air conditioning flow can become restricted. The filter can even get kind of smelly.
How often should it be replaced?
Check your car maker’s owner’s manual for recommended replacement intervals. Often, the owner’s manual forgets about the cabin air filter, so ask your thoughtful AutoMetrics technician for a recommendation. It’s usually every year or 12,000 miles/ 19,000 kilometers. Change it sooner if you drive in dusty Yakima conditions or if you start to notice an odor from your ventilation system.
So, Yakima car owners, keep your cabin air filter clean. It may not help with your brother-in-law in the backseat, but it will make your driving experience more enjoyable.
More Information on Cabin Air Filters
Check out our page on Napa Service Assistant's website on Cabin Air Filters.Find Out More
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