Spring is here! That means it's time to replace your dirty cabin air filter.
Your car’s ventilation system relies on the cabin air filter to keep a steady stream of clean air flowing throughout your vehicle. While you can’t magically get rid of the dirt, dust, and pollen in the air, keeping this filter clean will help to make sure that the air inside your car is clean.
What is a cabin air filter?
The cabin air filter is a small, pleated filter, typically made from cotton or engineered cotton-like material. It's very similar to the A/C unit in your house or the filter in a vacuum. As air flows through your car's HVAC system, it's directed through this material which traps contaminants, preventing them from entering the cabin.
How often do I need to change my cabin air filter?
In springtime, when a lot of contaminants are floating around, this filter is really put to the test. The accumulation of pollen and dirt in this filter means you may need to replace your dirty cabin air filter.
Usually, your mechanic will have this part on their radar and monitor it for replacement during your annual inspection, or your next springtime oil change. Replacing a dirty filter can improve the overall air quality in your car, which is critical when contaminants are (literally) flying around in the air.
Plus, if the filter gets too dirty, it can also cause your A/C to work harder than it needs. Once summer comes, this can cause damage to your heating/cooling system which requires a much bigger repair.
Is it time to change your cabin air filter? Read our recommendations.
Replace Your Dirty Cabin Air Filter In Agawam, MA At V&F
Keeping up with regular, recommended maintenance helps extend the life of your vehicle and prevents high-cost repairs in the future.
V&F Auto has been serving the Western Mass community since 1988. As a family-owned and operated business, we treat our customers like family. Our auto repair services are backed by an industry-leading 3-year / 36,000-mile warranty on parts and labor. Call us at (413)314-2280 or schedule an appointment online.