The automotive industry recommends replacing your cabin air filter every 15,000 miles. If your owner's manual says it's time to replace the filter, it's best to take care of the replacement right away. This is especially true if you drive in a sandy or dusty area, as you may need to change the filter more often than the recommended time for your vehicle. The cabin air filter works hard to keep the interior of your vehicle free of dirt, dust, pollen and other debris.
As your vehicle passes through different areas, it can accumulate a lot of pollutants in the air and prevent them from entering the road. Similar to how vacuum bags fill over time and must be uncovered, the same is needed for cabin air filters to ensure that clean air enters the vehicle. If you've driven more than 15,000 miles since the last time you changed your air filter, it's probably time to change it. Some drivers may even have their cabin air filter replacement costs covered by one of their warranties.
The location of the air filter varies by vehicle, so consult your owner's manual to find out exactly where the filter is located. If you drive often in city or metropolitan areas with heavy construction and traffic, this can lead to more frequent buildup on air filters. At Gates Honda, we understand how important it is to keep up with regular maintenance tasks like changing your cabin air filter. Whether you need a simple oil change, tire replacement, or major repair, turn to us for affordable service.