Why spring is the best time to change your Cabin Air Filter!
With spring only 20 days away, it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning! One of the most overlooked aspects of spring cleaning is your car’s cabin air filter! Although manufacturer recommendations often call for the filter to be replaced every 15,000-20,000 miles, every spring may be a better interval. Let’s look at a few reasons why changing your cabin air filter is not only good but is an important step in spring cleaning!
What is a Cabin Air Filter?
Almost every car today is equipped with a cabin air filter, and most people just ignore them. They serve a single purpose of filtering the air that we breathe within our vehicles. Every time you turn on your air in your car, the air comes from outside, passes through the air filter, and into the cabin for us to breath. After a while, the filter can get clogged with debris and will need to be changed.
Better Air Quality
For those of you who suffer from springtime allergies, there may be help in sight! By replacing the filter, you will not only receive stronger air flow from your vents (depending on how blocked your previous filter was), but you will also receive cleaner air! It’s simple science, the cleaner the filter, the fewer things to block or contaminate incoming air!
Less Stress On the System
If air quality is not your thing, but preventive maintenance is, this is your part of the article! Since your climate control has to pull the air in via the blower motor, the easier the airflow the better. Another issue with a bad air filter is lack of filtration. If debris gets past the filter, it can end up in your climate system and clog up essential parts. This is not only bad for air quality but bad for your wallet and these parts can be expensive to replace.
So should you change it?
The simple answer is yes! These filters are cheap and easy to replace. The added benefits to having a clean air filter far outweigh the low cost to replace. If you don’t want to take on the task at home, feel free to come in to any Quirk Dealer.