Simple Answers from Art's Family Auto Repair: Cabin Air FilterApr 18th, 2014
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?
Art's Family Auto Repair Answer:
A cabin air filter is a special filter that cleans the air that comes into the Phoenix drivers' passenger compartments – or cabin – of their vehicles. Most new vehicles sold in Arizona 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 Phoenix home, cleaning the air you breathe inside your vehicle.
As Phoenix 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 Art's Family Auto Repair 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 Arizona 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 Art's Family Auto Repair service advisor.
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