Breathe Deep With Your Cabin Air Filter

Breathe Deep With Your Cabin Air Filter

Your cabin air filter is a fairly new accommodation. Most Kalispell drivers aren’t even aware that they have a cabin air filter, or that it needs to be replaced. And yet, the cabin air filter is an important part of your car's ventilation system that removes pollutants from the air before they get inside the passenger compartment.

Cabin air filters are typically located under the vehicle's dashboard or attached to the glove box. Some may be located in the engine compartment. Some are a little tricky to get to, so you'll want to have your Kalispell MT service center, Loren's Auto Repair, take care of replacing them.

You should have your cabin air filter changed at least every 12 to 15 thousand miles—or once a year. As we stated before, many people don't realize they have a cabin air filter, until they go to the shop complaining about a foul smell in the ventilation system. It turns out to be a cabin air filter that is long overdue for replacement. A quick replacement and the foul smell is completely eliminated.

People who are allergy sensitive should be especially diligent about replacing their cabin air filter, as it keeps allergens at a minimum. If you're one of them, you'll want to stay on top of your filter replacement schedule.

Of course if you do a lot of driving in dusty or polluted conditions, you'll need to change your cabin air filter more often.