10 Sep Cabin Air Filter Replacement
Spring has sprung – peak pollen season! Is it time to change your cabin filter?
First of all – what is a cabin air filter?
The cabin air filer located in your vehicle’s air conditioning system, filters out dirt, dust and pollen from the air entering into the cabin. The cabin air filter also filters exhaust fumes from working their way into the cabin. The filter keeps the air within the vehicle clean and is important to improve the air quality for the driver and passengers, especially allergy sufferers.
Why do I need it to get changed?
Did you ever experience a musty smell in your car? Filters can get clogged with mould spores, leaves, twigs, insects, pollen, smog, soot and dirt. And this residue can then enter the cabin and your airways. The cabin air filter is important to keep you comfortable and breathing as clean air as possible.
With the warmer weather comes an influx of these pollen and allergens. Having this cabin air filter changed now will have you prepared when the warmer weather comes around.
So when do I need to get it changed?
Obviously there is a recommendation by the manufacturer, but we think it also depends on how much you drive and under what conditions. If you are peak hour city driver, we recommend to replace the cabin air filter annually. Same goes for rural dusty environments.
Some signs your filter needs changing is if you are experiencing reduced air flow through your air con system or of course the bad foul odour coming through. You may also notice that the vents will blow with less power and you may hear more noise when the fan is turned up.
At Sydney Diesel Centre we can help – talk to us today (02) 96817700