Cabin Air Filter Service in Buena Park, CA
Cabin Air Filter Service at Premier CDJR of Buena Park
Most people think about oil changes, tire rotations, or general engine checks when you are needing to keep your vehicle properly serviced and running correctly. However, one of the lesser-known components of vehicle maintenance that is often overlooked is your cabin air filter. Are you in the Anaheim or Fullerton areas? Think your cabin air filter may need servicing? The cabin air filter is one of the cheaper components on your vehicle that is easy to maintain. The service pros at Premier CDJR of Buena Park will check out your cabin air filter and make sure everything is working correctly. Breath that fresh Long Beach air without having to worry about nasty pollutants getting into your cabin.
What is the Function of Your Cabin Air Filter?
The main purpose of your cabin air filter is to make sure the air that is getting into your cabin is as clean as possible and free of dangerous contaminants. Most of the air that gets into your vehicle comes from your AC system before it comes into the cabin it has to go through the cabin air filter. If the cabin air filter is not properly maintained, it can lead to several issues. Harmful contaminants that your cabin air filter is responsible for filtering out are as follows:
- Mold spores
How Should You Get Your Cabin Air Filter Serviced?
If your car is being used regularly, your cabin air filter will get dirty eventually. The more you use your vehicle and the climate of the area you live in are all factors in to how often you should get your cabin air filter serviced. It is also a good idea to check your owner’s manual to see what the manufacturer suggests in how often you should get it serviced. The year, make, and model of your vehicle also play a role in how often you get your cabin air filter serviced. For most vehicles, however, it is a good idea to replace or get your cabin air filter serviced between 15,000 to 30,000 miles. Some of the problems that are signs that you need to have your cabin air filter serviced are as follows:
- You notice particulates building up on the surfaces in the cabin.
- You notice the airflow from the AC is greatly reduced.
- Unpleasant smells coming from the AC
How to Change a Cabin Air Filter
The best place to start when it comes to changing your cabin air filter is the owner’s manual. Check the owner’s manual to find the location and any other info it may have on changing your air filter yourself. The cabin air filter is usually located behind the glove box or under the dashboard. If it is behind the glove box it is usually much easier to change than if it is under the dashboard. Make sure you buy the proper new filter that will fit your vehicle, wear gloves as you work, and replace the old one with the new one. Your cabin air filter is usually one of the cheaper components of your vehicle to stay on top, usually running between $40 to $80.
You can contact our service department today if you think your vehicle’s cabin air filter is in need of service. You can also schedule an appointment online or just come on down and we will make sure your cabin air filter is working correctly.