Benefits of Changing Your
Cabin Air Filter in Livermore, CA
Many car owners and drivers forget about the cabin air filter and that it needs to be changed on a regular basis. Our service technicians will offer to change this filter when needed, but many customers decline this service. Either they feel it's too expensive or don't realize the importance of replacing it regularly. Ideally, the cabin air filter should be replaced every 12,000 to 15,000 miles, but be sure to consult your owner's manual. You may need to change the filter more often if you live in a city or more populated area. Also, did you know that regularly changing your filter can make a big difference in your engine performance? Learn about the benefits of filter replacement below.
Changing the cabin air filter can help reduce the pollution that enters your vehicle cabin. Essentially, the filter is the only thing between your lungs and the outside air. It blocks much of the smoke, ash and smog from any fires or dirty exhaust from other cars. By replacing your filter on a regular basis, you ensure that pollution remains on the outside of your cabin, meaning you breathe healthier air inside.
Better HVAC Air Flow
When the cabin air filter is dirty and clogged, the engine has to work much harder to power your HVAC system â€” or, your air conditioning and heating systems. When the filter is clean and unclogged, the engine doesn't need to work nearly as hard to power your system, which means better fuel efficiency. It also means your heating and air conditioning can work more efficiently as well. Your cabin will cool down more quickly on those hot summer days, and it will warm up faster during those cold winter months.
Have allergies? You understand how bad it can be when those pesky allergens get to you. Cabin air filters also help to reduce the amount of those allergens that can get into your vehicle. Pollen, dust and other allergens can build up in your filter during heavy pollen season, so you may need to change it sooner.
When you don't or if you forget to change your cabin air filter for some time, mold can build up on it, leading to bad odors. Mold is also very bad for your health, as it's unhealthy to breathe in. By replacing the filter regularly, you can avoid breathing in bad mold.
If you start to smell odors in your vehicle's cabin, or if you notice that your HVAC fan is running more loudly, schedule a service appointment with us and we'll change your cabin air filter for you.