Why Do You Need to Change Your Cabin Air Filter

The cabin air filter is among the most overlooked car components. Generally, it should be checked whenever you drop by your automotive repair shop for an oil change. Unfortunately, most clients decline this service. For some, the service is quite expensive, while others might not know the significance of changing the cabin air filter.

So, Why Replace Your Cabin Air Filter?

To Control and Reduce Pollution
Changing your cabin air filters reduces pollutants entering your vehicle's interior. After all, it is the only thing standing between the air inside and outside the car. It, therefore, keeps away much dust, smoke, and smog, among other pollutants. Replacing the cabin filter helps you breathe cleaner, healthier air inside the cabin.

Reduced Odors
Mold is common in dirty and clogged cabin air filters and lead to foul odors. It is also unhealthy to breathe and can cause diseases. Changing the filters will keep you healthy and your cabin smelling clean and fresh.

Great HVAC Air Flow
Your engine powers the vehicle's HVAC system. An old, dirty, or clogged cabin air filter requires the engine to work harder to power the system. A clean cabin air filter reduces the engine stain translating to enhanced fuel efficiency. It also improves the efficiency of the HVAC system.

Reduced Allergens
If you are affected by environmental allergens, you understand how terrible it can be when they get to you. Clean cabin air filters significantly reduce the level of allergens getting into your cabin. This includes pollen that might accumulate in the cabin air filter during the pollen season.

As a rule of thumb, you should change your cabin air filter every 12000 to 15000 miles and more regularly for people in densely populated areas. If you need a cabin air filter change by a certified mechanic, contact Bay Area Tire & Service Center today!