Many people do not believe that changing the car air filter is very necessary. But it will be very important since it will be of great help for many reasons.
The air filter helps prevent contaminants from entering your car such as dust, smoke, or even exhaust gases from other cars and toxic waste from the environment.
Now, there is the cabin air filter and another air filter that is for the engine. They perform similar functions, but they are not the same. The cabin filter is responsible for filtering the air that you as a driver will receive. While the engine filter, as its name indicates, is responsible for filtering air that will go to the engine.
It is recommended to change the cabin filter every 12,000 to 30,000 miles, but if you live in a rural or dusty area, it is recommended to change the filter sooner.
The Placement of the Cabin Filter
The cabin filter is usually located behind the glove box, under the dash or under the hood. That depends on each car model. You can replace it or if you want an expert can help you.
Here are some problems with not changing the cabin filter:
• Respiratory or Allergy Health Problems
You will be receiving contaminants directly, and that will cause respiratory problems. You may also have allergy problems. One suggestion is to change the filter before spring arrives to avoid allergies.
• Windows Are Not Cleaned Quickly
It often happens that the windows look dull and are not cleaned as quickly. Condensation also accumulates on the windshield. When the filter is cleaned, there will be less haze on the windshield side.
• Unpleasant Odors
Not filtering the air in your car will be terrible not only for you but for everyone who gets into your car. When it is dirty, unpleasant odors will be felt inside from the dirt, and it will feel damp and dusty.
If your car needs any type of maintenance, we invite you to bring your vehicle to KAMS Auto Service Center today!