Why Cabin Filter Replacement Is Important

Most vehicles after 2000 have a cabin filter, and all import vehicles after 2000 have cabin filters. The cabin filter may be a relatively new feature for a lot of vehicles, but it is also one of the best innovations in the last couple of decades. Cabin filters improve the air quality of your vehicle.

Air Pollution Is Everywhere

Air pollution is a problem everywhere, but it is estimated that it is the cause of about 1,100 deaths per year in the state of Washington. Air pollution includes smog, toxic particles, and other toxins borne by the air. This air pollution can enter buildings, homes, and especially cars. The more you can limit your exposure to air pollution, the better your health will be.

Health Problems from Air Pollution

Air pollution can cause many different health concerns with continued exposure. These can include:

  • Heart attack
  • Asthma
  • Strokes
  • Cancer

It is important to limit your exposure to pollution. This is why you have an air filter in your HVAC system at home. It is necessary to filter out the pollutants that enter your home through windows and doors.

Your Car’s HVAC System

Your vehicle’s HVAC or heating and cooling system pulls air from outside the vehicle into the car, heats it or cools it, and sends it through the vents. Because air pollution is such a problem in our state, it becomes important for the air coming into your vehicle to be filtered or cleaned of the pollutants before you breathe it in. This can greatly limit your exposure to air pollutants.

Your cabin filter should be replaced about once per year, or every 15,000 to 25,000 miles depending on your make and model. Making sure that the cabin filter is changed routinely will not only improve your health, it will also help your heating and cooling system run more efficiently. If you need help changing the cabin filter on your import auto, contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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