Merrillville and Schererville Auto Repair

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Why You Need to Change Your Car's Cabin Air Filters

The cabin filter is one area of a car's system that many car owners neglect the most because failure to change them doesn't stop them from riding their vehicles. However, changing cabin filters is an equally important management service because ignoring them can have a devastating effect on the comfort of your car. 

A cabin air filter serves the same purpose as an engine air filter. It helps prevent contaminated air from outside the vehicle from getting into the vehicle's cabin. Such dirt includes smoke, dust, exhaust fumes, and pores, among other contaminants. However, over time, the debris will fill up and require the change of your car's cabin filter.


Impacts of Failing to Change a Vehicles Cabin Filter

Health Issues

A faulty air cabin filter means that contaminated air will find its way into the vehicle's cabin. It results in health problems, especially for people allergic to dust, pollen and smoke. Therefore, replacing your cabin filter, especially before spring, is critical to ensure that your cabin atmosphere is devoid of contaminants.

Poor HVAC system. 

When the cabin filter is clogged, and malfunctioning, the vehicle's HVAC system will overwork. It can lead to eventual burning out of the motor and undue cost implications.

Poor Fog Clearance

The other problem that comes as a result of the clogged air filter is window fog clearance. During rainy weather, fog develops on your car's windows because of the difference in temperature in and out of the vehicle. Cabin filters would allow air to move into the cabin and help clear the fog that accumulates on the windscreen. Therefore, the constant change of the filter will mean that good airflow will enhance fog clearance from the windshield.

Foul Smells

Have you ever entered your car and had a foul odor blast into your cabin? That is because you are due for a cabin filter change. Over time, the dirt and leaves that accumulate in the cabin filter will rot and produce a musty stench. It gives the cabin such an inhabitable atmosphere affecting the quality of your rides.

Do not hesitate to give our auto repair shop a call today. We deal with replacing your car's air cabin, and you won't have to worry about foul odors any other time.