How Cabin Filters Affect the Indoor Air Quality in Your Vehicle
If allergies, asthma, CLPD, or another respiratory factor are issues for your family, consider changing out your car’s cabin filter more regularly.
Have you ever had your car service company come to you and ask if you want them to replace your air filters before? Better yet, have you taken a peek at them when they’ve been in there for a bit? If so, you know the visual I’m describing.
If not, picture your filter covered in dust, pollen, leaves, dirt and many other things. These elements all collect and stick to your cabin air filter and greatly reduce the ability for clean air to pass through into your car. Yuck!
What does this mean for you? It means that the clean air that is supposed to pass through to the interior of your car is restricted, even diminished. The quality of the air you are breathing while driving is not as good as it could be.
If your filters aren’t relatively clean, this means it can contribute negatively to anyone who suffers from allergies, asthma, or any other respiratory type of problem.
A great example
Remember last summer when there were lots of fires in British Columbia, and we had lots of smoke in the air in West Seattle? We changed a lot of cabin filters after the fires were over and saw that they were really working hard and in serious need of replacing.
You’ve changed out your cabin filters since last summer, right?
What are the signs?
There are signs to grab your attention that your filter needs to be replaced. One sign is that your vents make more noise and aren’t blowing as strong. Another would be a persistent bad smell.
Replacing the filter is recommended to happen every 12,000 – 15,000 miles, or once per year.
Spring is right around the corner, which means the high pollen levels are on the way! Set some time aside as soon as possible to get your cabin air filter inspected and replaced to make sure you’re breathing the freshest air possible when in your car!
Schedule your next service with us in order to breathe easier.