|So your cabin
air filer can clean out dust, pollution, pollen and spores, to
keep the air in your car nice and clean. And just like your furnace
filter, they need to be replaced when they get dirty. Check your
owner’s manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around
twelve to fifteen thousand miles.
The filter is usually either under the hood
or under the dashboard. Some are a little tricky to get to, so
you’ll want to have your service center take care of replacing
As we said, many people don’t realize
they have a cabin air filter and go to their shop complaining about
a funky smell in the ventilation system. It turned out to be a cabin
air filter that was long overdue for replacement – really dirty
and starting to smell. A quick replacement and they were on their
way and smelling fine.
People who are allergy sensitive can really
benefit from a cabin air filter, as it keeps allergens to a minimum.
If you’re one of them, you’ll want to stay on top of your filter
Of course if you do a lot of driving in
dusty or polluted conditions, you’ll need to change your cabin air
filter more often.