Your car’s cabin air filter is responsible for filtering out air that is entering the cabin, just like its name! It filters out dust, debris particles, and it protects the air conditioner’s evaporator core from contaminants as well. We want to take care of that cabin air filter because it is relatively inexpensive to replace compared to the evaporator core. This core is usually buried inside the dash, which takes us many hours to remove. Cabin air filter replacement is generally straightforward; it’s usually located behind the glove box or under the cowling.
In the first image of this post, you can see all the trapped particles in the used cabin air filter. Keep in mind that you are breathing in the air filtered from this when you’re sitting inside the car. It’s important to do a cabin air filter replacement on a regular basis. If you’re searching auto repair Markham or auto repair near me, come try us out! We believe in honesty, integrity, and quality workmanship. At AutoNiche, we visually inspect these with every oil change service, typically replacements are done every 1 to 2 years. The only way to tell if the cabin air filter is due for replacement is to visually check it. If you are living in an area where there’s a lot of dust, Markham has a lot of new subdivisions and construction zones, then you are going to be replacing your cabin air filter more frequently.
A lot of times, clients seem to be more concerned with the engine air filter over the cabin air filter. They figure that an engine replacement is expensive so they’ll replace the air filter diligently. It’s true that replacing an engine is very costly, at the same time your health is valuable too. We spend a lot of time in the vehicle with the window rolled up. Take a look outside, most often all the cars have their windows rolled up. It’s either too hot outside and we have the air conditioner on, or it’s too cold and we have the car heater blowing high. We’re like Goldilocks! We want the temperature just right. Sure, there are moments when the windows are down. In general, when we look at the overall time spent in the vehicle more often than not, the windows are up.
If you have someone in you or someone in your family are more susceptible to allergens then it is even more important to have do the cabin air filter replacement on a regular basis. Be mindful of how much time you spend in the car and the quality of air that you breath in. We want to make sure that everyone is healthy!
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