Contamination is one of the most common reasons for regularly changing your cabin air filter. This filter is the only thing that stands between the outside air and the inside air of your car, blocking out smog, exhaust fumes, and other pollutants. It is recommended to change the cabin air filter once a year or every 12,000 miles. If you are driving in heavily polluted areas or on dirt roads, you should change it every 5,000 miles.
Allergy sufferers may want to consider changing it more often to ensure air quality and reduce their symptoms. By replacing the filter regularly, you can reduce the amount of pollution that enters your vehicle's interior. This means that it blocks out smoke, smog, ash from fires, and other pollutants from other vehicles. By replacing the filter regularly, you can ensure that the air you breathe inside your car is clean and healthy.
To do this, lift the latches on the sides of the faceplate and slide it out so it doesn't get in the way. Then take out the old cabin air filter, taking care not to spread dust and dirt from it in your car. When removing the old filter, note which way the arrows are facing - this indicates the direction of air flow. Installing a new EnviroShield cabin air filter will help your vehicle burn fuel more efficiently and generate more energy.
Before installing it, vacuum the filter chamber and then clean it with a damp cloth to remove any residual contaminants. It also means that your air conditioning and heating systems will operate more efficiently, so your cabin will cool down faster in hot weather and heat up faster in cold weather. If you don't change your cabin air filter regularly, it will become clogged with dirt and debris and your car's filter and HVAC system will be compromised. This means that you won't be filtering out unhealthy mold from entering your car, which can make it smell bad.
Fortunately, all vehicles come with an owner's manual which can tell you how often you should change your cabin air filter. Regularly changing it will help extend the life of your HVAC system, saving you money and time. A cabin air filter is designed to filter out pollen and dust from incoming air - this is especially important for those who suffer from allergies or hay fever. By replacing your cabin air filter regularly, you can avoid breathing in unhealthy mold and keep your car smelling fresh.