Cabin Filters are one of the most important aspects of your overall driving experience. They’re a small component, but an essential one at that.
Why Is it Important to Take Care of Your Vehicle’s Cabin Filter?
Here’s everything that you need to know:
Your Cabin Filter Cleans Your Vehicle’s Air
Yes, we know this sounds a little self-explanatory, but this feature is exactly what makes these parts so important. It filters are the air that comes into the interior of the car through the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems.
It catches all the bad stuff like dust, pollen, smoke and more.
Your Cabin Filter Makes Driving More Enjoyable
Because it takes all the contaminants and irritants out of the air, having a cabin filter can make the everyday use of your vehicle better. This is especially true if you have any allergies to pollen or respiratory problems like asthma, which can be particularly triggered by airborne particles.
How Often Should You Change Your Cabin Filter?
If you simply Google this question, you are going to come across many different answers. This is because manufacturers have varying answers some say every 12,000 or 15,000 kilometers or so, while others think you should wait even longer.
However, there are other factors to consider than just distance traveled.
For example, if you live in Sydney and are constantly driving in an urban environment with lots of air pollution, you’ll need to change your filter sooner than if you live in more rural New South Wales. However, the farther into the Red Centre you travel, the more often you’ll need a new filter, as in a desert climate there will be more dust.
How Do I Know It’s Time to Change My Cabin Filter?
You should have your cabin filter checked at least once per year, more if your car falls under the special conditions mentioned above. However, there are a few other signs that you should move up your scheduled check up.
If you have to crank the fan up and your car’s system is making plenty of noise, but the overall temperature of the cabin isn’t impacted too much, then it’s time for a check up. Additionally, another bad sign is consistent bad smells throughout the cabin.
Have questions about your cabin filters, need to make sure yours is clean and fresh, or simply need to ensure your car is roadworthy? The friendly team at Sutherland Automotive is here to help. Feel free to get in touch today.