Does your car smell musty?
It could be time for you to get a new cabin air filter.
The cabin air filter is a cartridge filter that purifies the air that enters the cabin from the vents.
It’s similar to an air conditioning filter found in most homes.
Cabin air filters also help prevent your vehicle’s heating core and evaporator from clogging up.
How often the filter should be changed depends on the make and model of a vehicle and its driver.
Someone who lives on a dirt road may want to get a new one every 10,000 miles. Those who travel from their driveway to the interstate might need to change it every 20,000 miles.
Having the filter changed regularly helps keep dust, dirt, pollen and bacteria out of the front of your vehicle so you don’t breathe it in.
Before setting up an appointment to change it, you might want to make sure your vehicle has one. Some cars, such as Volkswagen beetles, don’t have cabin air filters.
Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.