Cabin Air Filter Service
Cabin Air Filter Service at Subaru Midland Odessa
When you hop into a vehicle and turn on the A/C, you can thank your cabin’s air filter for protecting you from inhaling pollutants like dust and pollen. As air moves through a vehicle’s HVAC system, the cabin air filter will clean the air of harmful materials and contaminants before it reaches you and your passengers. For this filter to function properly, it will need to be replaced over time. At Subaru of Midland Odessa, we offer cabin air filter service so you can continue to enjoy a breath of fresh air every time you get behind the wheel. To learn more or to schedule service, give us a call or stop by next time you’re around Odessa, Midland, or Big Spring, TX.
What Is a Cabin Air Filter?
Usually, the air filter can be found behind the glovebox. It is commonly created out of paper-based multifiber cotton or engineered material. The pleated design and materials that make up the cabin air filter catch contaminants before they have a chance to enter the vehicle’s cabin. Over time, contaminants can build up on the filter causing it to lose its effectiveness. So, similarly to the air filters in your house’s HVAC system, your vehicle’s cabin air filter will eventually need to be replaced.
Why Is It Important to Have a Clean Air Filter?
There are multiple reasons why it’s very important to have a clean cabin air filter in your vehicle. Most importantly, a clean air filter provides clean air for you and your passengers to breathe in. Clean air helps to protect your respiratory system and therefore your overall health. It is especially important to keep your cabin air filter clean if you suffer from health issues such as asthma or allergies.
Another reason why it’s important to have a clean air filter is that it protects your vehicle’s HVAC system. If the filter becomes clogged, the HVAC system will have to work harder to do its job. This could result in damage such as a burnt-out blower motor. The proper amount of airflow inside the cabin also helps to keep your windshield clear and free from fog or condensation. This means that a dirty cabin air filter could create issues with visibility and your vehicle’s overall safety.
Cabin Air Filter Replacements
Here are a few of the signs that may indicate your cabin air filter needs to be replaced:
- An unpleasant smell comes from your vehicle’s air vents/HVAC system.
- The airflow is weaker than usual even when it’s on its highest setting.
- An unusual sound when you turn on the HVAC system.
If you plan to replace your cabin air filter yourself, it’s important that you check your vehicle’s owner’s manual for instructions or consult a professional. With many vehicles, the cabin air filter can be accessed by removing the glove box. In some cases, you may not be able to reach the air filter if it’s located under the hood or under the dashboard.