What is a cabin air filter? A cabin air filter is a special filter that purifies the outside air that comes into the passenger compartment of your vehicle (heating, air conditioning).
How does a cabin air filter work? The cabin air filter utilizes electro-statically charged filter material to cleanse the air of unwanted micro particles such as pollen, dust, mold spores, soot, smog, fungus, mildew and other contaminants before they enter the car through its air vents.
When should I replace the cabin air filter? Most manufacturers recommend replacing the cabin air filter every 10,000-20,000 miles. However, depending on the environment you drive in, the cabin air filter may need to be changed sooner. A visual inspection will determine if the filter should be replaced.
What will happen if I don’t change the cabin air filter? As the filter becomes dirty, it will affect the efficiency of the heating and air conditioning systems. The fan motor will not be able to force air through the cabin filter; this causes little air movement inside the vehicle. A clogged filter will also cause increased stress on the components of the ac/heating system which can cause premature failure. Allergies and unpleasant odors will also become more prevalent when the filter is neglected. Hands down, we are Boise’s cabin filter experts. When a new customer visits us for the first time, we almost always find a cabin filter that’s never been replaced or checked. Over 40% of cars are equipped with cabin filters, and growing. Let our experts take a look at yours!