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Why Do You Need to Change Your Cabin Air Filters?

Air cabin filters are designed to filter and remove contaminants such as dust and pollen from the air you breathe inside your car. These components keep a stream of fresh air flowing so that you and your loved ones can breathe easily and travel comfortably. But with time, your vehicle's air cabin filters might be clogged by harmful contaminants, after which they will no longer serve their purpose. Once you begin to notice an unusual and unpleasant odor emanating from your ventilation system, it might be time to replace your air cabin filters. Other signs include:

• Excessive noise when your vehicle's HVAC system is running

• Reduced airflow in the passenger compartment

• An unusual whistling sound emanating from the cabin air ducts

• Unpleasant odor in your vehicle cabin

So, Why Replace your Cabin Air Filters?

  • Health and Comfort

Your vehicle's air cabin filter is the only thing between you and the air flowing inside your car. This means it will trap much of the dust, smoke, and smog, among other pollutants. Once you finally replace your worn-out vehicle's air cabin filter, you will notice a significant change in your driving comfort and that of your passengers. A good cabin air filter will maintain clean interiors and eliminate any odor. Even better, it will enhance the efficiency of your car's defrosting, cooling and heating systems.

  • Enhanced HVAC Efficiency

Once your cabin air filter is filled with harmful contaminants, your HVAC system will automatically have to work harder to maintain a fresh air flow. This results in excessive noise and an inefficient HVAC system which might take longer to cool down your cabin, especially during the hotter summer months.

  • Eliminates Visibility and Safety Problems

Clean cabin air filters make it easier to defrost fog off your windows. This is crucial as every driver must have a clear and accurate view from their windshields for utmost visibility and safety on the road.

As a rule of thumb, you must change your vehicle's cabin air filters every 12000 to 15000 miles or approximately once per year. But we recommend changing these components even more regularly, especially if you mostly drive in dusty and highly polluted areas. If you need your cabin air filter changed, please visit the experts at Cottman of Waldorf today.

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