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Replacing your car’s cabin air filter is typically a straightforward and affordable service, but the cost depends on the type of car you have.

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What is a Cabin Air Filter?

Hopefully this isn’t news to you, but the quality of air you breathe matters a great deal. Though, you probably don’t think about the air you’re breathing inside of your car, and that’s all thanks to your cabin air filter.

The cabin filter’s job is to filter out any debris, dirt, or dust, that might get into your car while driving and makes sure you have nice, clean air to breathe inside your car.

As you drive, air from outside the car gets funneled into the cabin. During that seemingly simple process, the air is forced through the filter. As it goes through the filter, strong odors, dust, and other debris in the air are removed.

When it’s not doing its job, on the other hand, it makes trying to breath in your car similar to trying to breath in the dingiest of Vegas casinos. Not fun.

Cabin air filters usually have a pretty long lifespan, but like so many parts of your car, they can wear out and need to be replaced. Thankfully, a cabin air filter replacement is a pretty simple fix.

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Symptoms of a failing Cabin Air Filter

Bad smells

Are we on the Old Town Road? No? Then why does it smell like it in your car? Look, I shouldn’t have to break this down for you, since you presumably read the description above. But a cabin air filter keeps dirt, dust, and other particles from entering your car. So, if your filter isn’t doing it’s job, you’re likely going to pick up on some funky smells.

Scheduled maintenance

Your two favorite words in the world! You’re just such a huge fan of scheduled maintenance, aren’t you? If you rarely look at your maintenance schedule, you should probably break that habit. Because if you do, you might just save a ton of money. When it comes to cabin air filters, there is always a specified timeframe that is outlined by the manufacturer. We trust them, and you should too.

Visibly dirty

Look. I know you’re probably not checking your cabin air filter on the daily, but it wouldn’t hurt you to give it a try. Considering the filter is white when it’s nice a new, you’ll definitely notice when it’s dirty and covered in dust, dirt, and other debris.

Poor heater and A/C performance:

A severely clogged cabin filter can also cause a reduction in the performance of your heating and air conditioning systems. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that this is will cause some discomfort for you and your passengers…especially on a particularly hot or cold day.

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How urgent is a Cabin Air Filter replacement?

It’s really up to you as to how willing you are to breathe in polluted air while driving. But if you’d like to maximize your driving experience, we recommend getting this taken care of at your earliest convenience. The best part about this fix is that it’s one of the least expensive! So, why not just knock it out?

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