What Does a Cabin FIlter Do and When Should You Replace It?

May 25,2022

Cabin air filters stop contaminants from getting into the interior of a car. Typically, these rectangular components are embedded behind the glove box in the front of a vehicle.  Filters are a mixture of paper and cotton materials, and they have pleats to maximize the surface area to catch more particles. Since they absorb dust and other elements, they eventually get clogged. When this happens, you need to replace them.  Different manufacturers and models have recommended intervals for replacing cabin filters. The timeframe can be anywhere from 25,000-50,000 KM. It can also depend on where you drive. If you live in a dusty or polluted area, you may need to replace your filter annually. You should also watch for tell-tale signs of a clogged cabin filter, such as weak airflow, excessive noise when the air conditioner is running, and a musty odour. You can also ask the technician to check the cabin filter when you come in to our BC service centre for maintenance. Contact us to make an appointment today.