Spring will soon be in the air. With it come the pollutants, dust and pollen that are usually drawn inside your vehicles through the ventilation and air conditioning systems.
The cabin air filters are the ones responsible for cleaning the air and getting rid of the allergens. So, it is important to have them replaced regularly.
A clogged or dirty cabin air filter can cause contaminants to become so concentrated that you can actually breathe in more particles and fumes while inside the car as compared to when walking down the street.
With the spring season quickly approaching, it is best to have your cabin air filter replaced. This is especially important if you have kids. Replacing the air filter is one of the simplest and most effective ways of making sure that you and your family can breathe easily while driving.
A clogged cabin air filter may cause musty odors in your car and impair the airflow in the air conditioning system. This may eventually lead to interior heating and cooling problems. Later on, the air conditioner and the heater may also get damaged. In addition to trapping dust, bacteria and pollen, the cabin air filter prevents bugs, leaves and other debris from entering the air-conditioning, ventilating and heating system.
Cabin air filters are not supposed to be cleaned and reinstalled. Instead, you should have them replaced every 12,000-15,000 miles. You can also check the owner’s manual for further instructions.
If you have allergies, you don’t have to focus on the cabin air filters alone. You also have to make sure that your car is clean. Our cars are usually subjected to the same treatment as our home. We spill things, we take our pets for a ride, we eat in them, and some may even smoke in them. The carpets are also a magnet for trapping dirt, dust and other allergens.
Clean and vacuum the inside of your car. Don’t forget the outside, too. If you are like most people, you have promised to clean up the car once it gets a bit warmer. Well, that time has come. You will surely feel so much better after doing so.