Cabin Air Filter

Climate Control Service

Climate Control Service

Condensation in your vehicle’s air conditioning system promotes fungus, mold and bacterial growth that is blown into the passenger compartment. Add to this nauseating smell the sound of an A/C compressor making a clacking sound due to a depletion of oil.

Clean out the air conditioning lines, evaporator and ventilator and then kill any bacteria mold or fungi. Then, deodorize the entire A/C system and the vehicle’s interior. Finally, after a complete inspection for leaks and wear, our technicians will measure and replenish the oil in the compressor. The air inside your vehicle will be much cleaner and 4 to 5 degrees cooler, thanks to increased efficiency.

Dirty Air and Cabin Filters

Dirty Cabin and Air Filters

The one on the left is your air filter…it’s the air that your engine needs to breathe.  The one on the right is your cabin air filter…it’s to clean the incoming air that you are breathing in your car.

It’s important that you change these regularly…every 20,000 to 30,000 km.  The above filters were out of a car @ 30,000 km.  If these are dirty and plugged then your car’s engine can’t breathe!!!  And air is just as important to your engine as it is to us!  When this is plugged you are hindering your optimal fuel mileage!

The Cabin air filter is cleaning the air that comes through your vents…when you turn on the air conditioning, the defrost and the heat.  Again, the blower motor has to work really hard if your filter gets this plugged…it stresses and wears parts out faster.  Changing an air filter is way cheaper then replacing other components.  And remember your breathing that stuff in!!!



Cabin Air Filter From AE Auto Plus

What is a cabin air filter?

Is it:

  1. A filter for a house in the middle of the woods?
  2. A fresh, piney scent?
  3. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?

Clever you, it’s 3.

A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment. It filters out dust, pollen, spores, bacteria, pollutants, sparrows, exhaust gas and odors.

These high tech filters can block particles larger than 3 microns. By contrast, a grain of sand is about 200 microns.

Now not all vehicles have cabin filters. They are fairly new on the scene. About forty percent of new vehicles come with cabin air filters, but the number is growing every year.

Cabin air filters can make for a very nice driving environment. Your car can be a haven during allergy season with very little dust and pollen getting into the cabin. However, the filter eventually gets clogged. When this happens, your heating and air conditioning flow can become restricted. The filter can even get kind of smelly.

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Check your owner’s manual for recommended replacement intervals. Often, the owner’s manual forgets about the cabin air filter, so ask your service technician for a recommendation. It’s usually every year or 12,000 miles/ 19,000 kilometers. Change it sooner if you drive in dusty conditions or if you start to notice an odor from your ventilation system.

So keep your cabin air filter clean. It may not help with your brother-in-law in the backseat, but it will make your driving experience more enjoyable.