What is the purpose of my vehicle's cabin air filter?
Most car owners are familiar with the air filter in the vehicle as that is part of regular oil change service. There is an air filter for the HVAC (heating ventilation and air conditioning) system of the car. This air filtered is known as the cabin air filter. A typical cabin air filter looks like a pleated filter made from paper cotton. The cabin air filter's purpose is to keep the air inside the car devoid of any dirt, dust, bacteria, pollen, exhaust fumes, and other harmful gases.Service & Parts Specials Schedule Service
Signs that the cabin air filter needs to be changed
Regular car maintenance should include inspection of the cabin air filters. If you feel there is reduced airflow from the HVAC system, the cabin air filter might be clogged. Even if the flow is good, if the heating cooling is underperforming, that could be another reason why you should replace the cabin air filter in your car. Other signs include a musty odor in the car or whistling noise from the HVAC. A trained MOPAR-technician can inspect the cabin air filter and determine if it needs to be replaced.
How often should you replace the cabin air filter?
In ideal conditions, a cabin air filter should be replaced every 10,000 to 12,000 miles. The service interval between cabin air replacements depends on several factors. If you drive in a highly polluted region or dirt roads, you might need frequent replacement. Also, the type of filter being used is important. If you are allergic to certain air-borne pollutants, that is another reason to have more frequent cabin air filter replacement.
What happens if you don’t replace the cabin air filter?
Apart from reduced HVAC system performance, the biggest threat from a clogged cabin air filter is to the health of passengers who would not get fresh air to breathe without a properly function filter system. It also puts undue strain on the blower motor for the HVAC system, and if left unchecked for too long, can cause it to break down and not blow any air through the vents.
Why Visit Monrovia CDJR for a Cabin Air Filter Replacement?
Monrovia CDJR has trained and certified car technicians and genuine OEM parts and accessories. Customers are offered the convenience of comfortable waiting lounge, complimentary transportation shuttle, rental cars, extended hours, and many more amenities. Monrovia CDJR offers a variety of auto services, sales, and parts. It is located in Monrovia, CA, which is a short driving distance from the cities of Azusa, Covina, Baldwin Park, and West Covina, CA. Monrovia CDJR has a track record of excellent car care and customer service.Schedule Service
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