Later-model vehicles typically have a great feature that cleans/filters the air that comes into the interior called a cabin filter. Cabin filters trap dust, pollen, and other airborne diseases, helping those with allergy and/or other respiratory problems.
In addition to the cabin filter, your car has an air filter specifically for the engine that requires periodic replacement. Similarly, your cabin filter should also be replaced on occasion. Recommendations as to when it should be replaced vary slightly and by manufacturer. Some suggest replacing it every 12,000-15,000 miles, while others suggest replacing the filter each year. Check the maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual to determine when you should replace your cabin filter.
Often times, cabin filters are located behind the glove box and can be accessed simply by releasing the glove box from its fasteners. Occasionally they are located under the dashboard, which is much harder to access, or under the hood. Your owner’s manual will help you determine where your cabin filter is located. You can replace the filter yourself or you can have it replaced at your repair shop.
If you have any questions or feel it may be time to replace your cabin filter, call Stroebel Automotive at (989) 781-4307.