Q#1 What is a cabin air filter and what does it do?
The cabin air filter is what I call a people filter
A cabin air filter is a lot like the air filter for your car’s engine… it filters dirt, dust and debris from the air that the engine uses. The air that enters the heating and air conditioning system in your vehicle is outside air.
A cabin air filter cleans the air before you and your family breathes it. The air enters the vehicle’s passenger compartment just at the base of the front windshield.
The problem with the air entering your vehicle?
Full of Dust & Stuff!
Where do you think tire rubber stuff goes as the tires wear? Do you see it swept up in neat little piles of rubber dust on the side of the road? When you are following a car the dust & stuff is swirling in the air behind it, entering your vehicle’s ventilation system! This leads to the next question…is your cabin air filter capturing the dust & stuff? Is it over loaded?
If the people filter has not been serviced and is overloaded with who knows what.. you can be assured that you car’s engine is most likely breathing cleaner air than you or your family!
There was a rodent nest on top of the filter seen to the left. Rodents move in fast. If the smell of your ventilation system should suddenly change…get it checked out..
There is a good side to this problem..if the people filter had not been there, the rodent nest would have been “in” the ventilation system
Buy a Filter or be a Filter!
Some people don’t know about their people/cabin air filter. But, do you know what is really amazing? The people who do know, but don’t want it changed! If you know one of these people “DO NOT RIDE IN THEIR VEHICLE!”.
It’s this simple… Buy a Filter or Be a Filter . If you would like to know if your vehicle is equipped with a people filter/cabin air filter e-mail us at Northwood Garage or give us a call 942-8882.
We’ll gladly check and provide an estimate for replacement the next time you’re in for service.
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