Your vehicle contains a cabin filter that’s an essential part of the air conditioning and heating system. The cabin filter protects your car’s occupants from contaminants in the air. This is very important for passengers with allergies and respiratory problems. Fortunately, if you live in or near Green Acres, cabin filter service is about 20 minutes away when you visit the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center in Post Falls. We’ll examine how your car’s cabin air filter works and the best way to care for it.
What is a cabin filter?
Your vehicle’s cabin air filter traps particles such as dust and pollen and prevents them from getting into the cabin. If your vehicle’s cabin filter uses a carbon-activated filter, it also filters out exhaust gasses and odors. The cabin air filter works by cleaning the air as it passes through the vehicle’s heating and air conditioning system. If you start to notice foul odors or reduced airflow from the system, it’s likely to be time for cabin filter replacement near Green Acres.
How does the cabin filter work?
The cabin filter, usually located behind the glovebox, is manufactured from specially developed material, paper or multifiber cotton. Pleats in the filter trap contaminants before they can reach the car’s cabin, allowing the passengers to breathe fresh, clean air.
How does the cabin filter safeguard my health?
The cabin filter eliminates pollutants from the vehicle’s interior. Clean air is particularly important for anyone who suffers from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory problems. To keep the cabin air filter operating correctly, it must be changed according to the manufacturer’s recommendation.
What other issues can be caused by a dirty cabin filter?
When the cabin air filter is clogged, it is not only ineffective at filtering pollutants from the air, but it also can cause the air conditioning and heating system to work ineffectively. When the filter becomes clogged, the air conditioning system must work harder, which can burn out the blower motor. The decreased flow of air resulting from a clogged filter can make passengers uncomfortable. Additionally, the reduced airflow can cause condensation to build up on the windshield, making it difficult to see, and making it harder to clear fog and condensation from the windshield.
How often should I replace the cabin filter?
Most manufacturers recommend replacing the cabin air filter every 12,000-30,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual for the suggested schedule for your car. If you usually drive in high-traffic areas, urban areas, desert locales, or places with poor air quality, you may need to replace the cabin air filter more frequently.
How can I tell if my vehicle’s cabin filter needs to be replaced?
Signs that your cabin air filter isn’t operating effectively include:
Weak flow of air from the air conditioner or heater
A musty or bad smell in the car’s cabin
A whistling noise coming from the air intake ducts
Sounds when the air conditioner or heater is running
If you notice any of these symptoms, visit the Knudtsen Chevrolet Service Center for a cabin filter replacement. It’s fast, and it can make a world of difference in your vehicle’s ride.