Your vehicle has many different filters that help to pick up dirt and debris to keep your car clean and running efficiently. One that you may not be too familiar with is the cabin air filter, which isn't one that necessarily affects how your vehicle operates. Instead, this is a filter that is in place for your health while inside your vehicle.
The cabin air filter is the barrier between the outside air and your cabin. It filters the air as it comes into your car to remove pollutants and debris from the air, that way you can breathe clean air. It's typically located behind your vehicle's glove compartment, which can make it easy to forget about.
So, do you need to replace this filter? Take a look at the photo included above - the one on the left is a dirty cabin air filter, and the one on the right is a brand new one. A little gross, huh? It is! The cabin air filter, since often forgotten about, tends to get extremely dirty like that one. Over just a few years, your cabin air filter can be clogged and so dirty that it can put your health at risk without you even knowing about it.
This is why it is important to have your cabin air filter inspected and changed if needed. You want to protect your health, especially considering how small your car cabin is. Make sure that you aren't breathing filthy air and that your cabin air filter looks nice and clean! If your car smells musty or moldy when you turn the air on, you probably need to replace your cabin air filter.
Here at Honest Wrenches, we are here to assist you when you find yourself needing a cabin air filter replacement. If it's been ages since you had one, bring your vehicle into our shop for a quick look. We will take it out and see if you do indeed need a replacement. Feel free to give us a call or stop by our shop today!