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Cabin Air Filter. Does It Even Do Anything?

We asked our Service Advisor, Cortney, what maintenance can our customers be doing that would make the biggest impact ? The cabin air filer, or “the forgotten filter” is the most economical purchase for your vehicle, that not only effects the long term health of your valuable vehicle, but the health of the driver and passengers too.

Effects of a Dirty Cabin Air Filter on Your Car and Passengers

  • Reduced HVAC System Efficiency: A dirty filter hinders airflow, leading to decreased air circulation and airflow from the vents, especially at higher fan speeds.
  • Poor Air Quality: Clogged filters allow contaminants to bypass the filter, diminishing air quality inside the car and potentially causing discomfort and health issues, especially for passengers with allergies or respiratory conditions.
  • Increased Strain on HVAC Components: A dirty filter forces the HVAC system to work harder, straining components like the blower motor and air conditioning compressor, which may lead to premature wear and costly repairs.
  • Fogged Windows: Reduced airflow can result in foggy windows, affecting visibility and safety, particularly in cold or humid conditions.
  • Unpleasant Odors: Accumulated dirt and bacteria on a dirty filter can produce unpleasant odors, making the driving experience less enjoyable for passengers.
    Regular maintenance and timely filter replacements are crucial to maintain optimal performance, comfort, and safety for you and your passengers.

Regular maintenance and timely filter replacements are crucial to maintain optimal performance, comfort, and safety for you and your passengers. Keeping your cabin air filter clean is not only beneficial for your car but also for the health and well-being of everyone on board. By ensuring that your filter is clean and functioning properly, you can enjoy improved air circulation, better air quality, and a more pleasant driving experience. Remember, a small filter can make a big difference in your car’s performance and the comfort of your passengers. So, stay proactive and keep your cabin air filter clean for a smoother and more enjoyable ride.