Simple Answers from Auto Care Alaska: Cabin Air FilterJan 8th, 2017
My car has a bad odor when I run the heater or air conditioner. My friend said I might need a new cabin air filter – what's that?
Auto Care Alaska Answer:
A cabin air filter is a special filter that cleans the air that comes into the . drivers' passenger compartments – or cabin – of their vehicles. Most new vehicles sold in . now have a cabin air filter. A cabin air filter catches dust, pollen, spores and other pollutants before they can get into your cabin. It's kind of like the filter on your furnace in your . home, cleaning the air you breathe inside your vehicle.
As . drivers can imagine, it eventually gets filled up and can even start to get smelly. So – you just have it replaced. Now some are really easy to access and others are tougher to get to. Your friendly and knowledgeable Auto Care Alaska will be able to take care of it for you.
Your 's owner's manual likely has a recommendation for when to replace the cabin air filter. If you live and drive in . where there is a lot of dust, pollen or pollution, the filter will fill up more quickly. Of course, if you're getting a bad odor, bring it to the attention of your friendly and knowledgeable Auto Care Alaska service advisor.
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