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You adore practically everything about spring. You enjoy the milder weather, being outside, and listening to the birds sing, but you don’t need the airborne pollen that causes allergies.

If you have allergies, spring is something you either love or hate each year. While it is impossible to magically remove all of the pollen from the air, a new cabin air filter will guarantee that the air inside your car is clean and fresh.

The air you breathe inside your car is filtered by the cabin air filter, while the air entering the combustion cycle in your car is screened by the engine-feeding air filter. Air filters in cars serve as gas masks, shielding your lungs from smoke and pollution.

What exactly is a cabin air filter?

As you are aware, the engine in your car contains an air filter. You might not be aware that the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system in your automobile also includes air filters.

This type of air filter is also known as a cabin air filter and performs the same duties for your HVAC system at home, as the engine air filter does for your car’s engine.

A tiny pleated filter with many fibres of paper, cotton, or another manufactured material serves as the cabin air filter. This filter is used to filter outside air before it enters the passenger compartment. Trapping contaminants there keeps them from getting inside your car.

How does a cabin air filter operate?

The engine air filter in your automobile makes sure that clean air gets to the engine, which is necessary for your car to operate correctly. Similarly to this, the ventilation system in your automobile depends on the cabin air filter to maintain a constant flow of clean air.

The cabin air filter prevents contaminants like dust, pollen, bacteria, and exhaust fumes from getting into your car’s system. Also, it keeps the system from getting clogged with bugs, leaves, and other debris.

The cabin air filter is essential to maintaining clean air inside the car and keeps the air inside fresh so you and your passengers can breathe easily. This is something you’ll appreciate throughout the year, but more notably in allergy season.

How do you know when to change the cabin air filter?

When your cabin air filter needs to be replaced, there are several signs that you can use to determine if it needs changning, even though there isn’t a warning light that flashes.

  • Decreased airflow in your passenger cabin.
  • Decreased effectiveness of the heating and cooling systems.
  • The car’s interior smells musty.
  • It’s possible for the cabin air intake ducting to start making an odd whistling noise.

If you notice one or more of these symptoms, it’s probably time to make a change.

When should you replace your car’s cabin air filter?

Your cabin air filter should be replaced at least once a year or after a set amount of kilometres. If you often travel on dirt roads or in dirty areas, you should replace the cabin air filter every few thousand kilometres. To preserve air quality and reduce allergy symptoms, allergy sufferers may want to think about replacing it more frequently.

What might happen if you don’t replace the cabin air filter in your car?

If you don’t replace your cabin air filter, dirt and debris will continue to build up in the filter. Also, the ventilation system in your car and the filter’s effectiveness will be affected.

Air flow into your passenger compartment will gradually decrease. Your car may have an issue with bad odors as a result of a dirty filter. The air quality in your car will be significantly improved by performing the basic task of changing your cabin air filter.

Superior Tire & Auto Can Help!

Superior Tire & Auto is a full-service auto repair facility that can handle all of your car’s needs. Your car’s efficiency may be increased with cabin air filter replacement services.  Contact us today to schedule an appointment to have your filter replaced.