How often should you change your cabin filter?

July 21st, 2020 by

What Does My Cabin Air Filter Actually Do?

The cabin air filter is an essential component of your vehicle’s ventilation system. It is responsible for getting rid of a variety of pollutants from the air which comes in through the ventilation system and circulates throughout the cabin. The cabin air filter in your vehicle helps to ensure that there is a proper ventilation system for the health and safety of all passengers.

Without a working cabin air filter, the air inside of a vehicle’s cabin is prone to having higher levels of harmful and odorous exhaust gases than the air outside of the cabin. This is because trucks and other vehicles on the road leave exhaust gas tunnels in their wake. Cabin air filters remove these gases from the air before it reaches the cabin. And, they also help keep pollen and other allergens from entering the vehicle as well.

On top of improving the health and quality of life for every passengers, cabin air filters can help reduce vehicle maintenance costs as well. Dirty, contaminated air will restrict airflow and force a vehicle’s ventilation system to work harder. It will cause your air conditioner to operate less efficiently, reducing your vehicle’s horsepower. If left unchanged, a dirty cabin air filter can eventually lead to motor burnout, causing your air conditioning to stop working altogether.


When Should You Change the Cabin Air Filter?

Cabin Air Filters should be changed about every 30,000 miles. But, it’s always best to consult your owner’s manual for your recommended vehicle maintenance needs to have your air filter changed.

You likely need a new cabin air filter if you notice that the air coming through your vehicle’s interior vents is blowing with considerably less force and if it carries an unpleasant musty odor.

Having your cabin air filter replaced on a regular basis is an easy solution to keeping all vehicle passengers comfortable and to keeping your ventilation system operating efficiently. Not only will a new cabin air filter improve the quality of the air inside your vehicle, but it will also significantly improve the airflow from your vehicle’s heating and air conditioning system.

Do you need your Cabin Air Filter changed? Schedule an appointment with at our Honda  Service Department here at Hillside Honda located at 13907 Hillside Ave, Jamaica, NY 11435 and one of our Certified Honda Techs will service your vehicle! Click Here to Schedule An Appointment to Change Your Cabin Air Filter  >