Benefits of Changing Your Cabin Air Filter in Livermore, CA

Benefits of Changing Your Cabin Air Filter in Livermore, CA

A lot of drivers and car owners forget about the importance of the cabin air filter. Our service technicians will generally offer to change it when changing your vehicle's oil, but many customers decline this service. Sometimes it's because people don't know the importance of replacing this particular filter or because they feel it's too expensive. However, it should ideally be changed every 12,000 to 15,000 miles, but be sure to also consult your owner's manual. You'll most likely need to change the filter more frequently if you live in a city or more populated area. Were you aware that changing your vehicle's cabin air filter can also make a huge difference in engine performance? To learn more about the benefits of regular filter replacement, keep reading below.

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Pollution Reduction

The most commonly cited reason for regularly changing the cabin air filter is to reduce the pollution that enters your cabin. Essentially, the filter is the only item standing in between the outside air and the inside of your vehicle, meaning it blocks much of the smog, smoke and ash from any fires and dirty exhaust from other vehicles. By changing your filter regularly, you can ensure that pollution remains on the outside of your vehicle, meaning you get to breathe healthier air when inside your car or SUV.

Better HVAC Air Flow

The engine powers the HVAC system, which means that when the cabin air filter is dirty and clogged, the engine has to work much harder to power your heating or air conditioning. When the filter is clean and not clogged, the engine doesn't have to work nearly as hard to power the HVAC system. So, what does that mean for you? Better fuel efficiency. Also, it means your heating and air conditioning systems will run much more efficiently, too — so your cabin will warm up much more quickly in the colder months, and it will cool down much more quickly in the hot summer months.

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Fewer Allergens

Have an allergy to anything environmental? You know how awful it can be when allergens get to you. Cabin air filters also help reduce the amount of those irritating allergens that get inside your vehicle. Dust and pollens can build up in your filter during heavy pollen seasons, so you may need to change it sooner.

Fewer Odors

If you don't change your cabin air filter for a while, mold can build up on it, which can cause bad odors and smells. Mold is also extremely bad for your health, as it's very unhealthy to breathe it in. By replacing the cabin air filter on a regular basis, however, you can avoid breathing in that unhealthy mold.

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If you start to smell odors in your vehicle's cabin, or if you notice that your HVAC fan is running more loudly, schedule a service appointment with us and we'll change your cabin air filter for you.

If you'd like to learn more about your cabin air filter, when to replace it or why you should replace it, give us a call, contact us or visit us at 3600 Las Positas Road, Livermore, CA 94551. We look forward to helping our customers from Alamo, San Ramon, Dublin and the Tri-Valley Area.