Maintaining your vehicle is important in order to have it operate efficiently and at top performance levels. The cabin air filter is typically a pleated-paper filter that is placed in the outside-air intake for the vehicle’s passenger compartment. Some of these filters are rectangular and similar in shape to the combustion air filter. Others are uniquely shaped to fit the available space of particular vehicles’ outside-air intakes. This filter is often overlooked, and can greatly reduce the effectiveness of the vehicles air conditioning and heating performance. Clogged or dirty cabin air filters can significantly reduce airflow from the cabin vents, as well as introduce allergens into the cabin air stream.
The cabin air filter is a high particulate filtration medium that goes that is attached to the outside air intake of your vehicle’s ventilation system. This device helps to improve air quality and filter out pollution from the air that circulates inside the vehicle. Most air filters are made from a pleated paper construction, using a variety of different filtration media. Some are cotton and paper blend, while others are basically extremely miniaturized paper filters similar to the air filter of your car’s intake system. There are some that are just a formed and shaped cotton filter in a cartridge. The cabin air filter is sometimes confused with an internal combustion air filter. The internal combustion air filter is the filter under your hood that prevents particles from getting into the engine. A driver may encounter the internal combustion air filter as a service recommendation at an oil change shop. That’s because if the air filter gets clogged or otherwise compromised, it can affect engine performance.
If you are not sure how often to bring your vehicle in for an inspection, make sure to contact us and we can check the vehicle for you. This can help you to have a safe and reliable vehicle when you will need to drive it this winter.