The cabin air filter cleans the air that comes into your car or truck the through the air conditioning or heating system. It catches dust, pollen and other airborne material that can make riding in a car unpleasant, particularly if you have allergies or other respiratory problems. With winter officially behind us, we need only look to warmer days ahead. Not so for those who suffer from seasonal allergies. Kwik Kar Lube & Auto Repair located at 1049 Marsh Ln at the corner of Beltline Rd can quickly install a new cabin air filter in your car or truck.
A short winter season followed by an early spring – as we have experienced lately – may only hasten the onset of allergens and pollen in the air causing an itchy and runny nose, teary eyes, sneezing and congestion in those who are prone to allergies.
Keeping your car’s windows closed while driving may not be sufficient if your car’s cabin air filter is clogged.
Located under the hood or behind the glove box of most late model vehicles, a fresh cabin air filter helps clean the air that enters the driver and passenger compartment through the vents, keeping it free of dust and other pollutants that can aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms.
When the cabin air filter remains unchanged for long periods of time, the dust and dirt that accumulate are blown back into the interior of the car when the A/C or heating is turned on. Trees pollinate in the spring, grass releases its pollen in the summer, and weeds cause allergic symptoms in the fall. And, if in a given year, winter is short and spring comes early, allergens will strike more often than not.
Kwik Kar Marsh recommends changing the cabin air filter every 12,000 miles or per the vehicle manufacturer’s suggested intervals in the owner’s manual.
Cabin air filters contain media that is engineered to capture and hold even the finest particles of contaminants such as dust, soot, pollen, fungus and bacteria. These filters are electrostatically charged to ensure that particles stay embedded in the filter and cannot enter the vehicle.