Your car may smell great, but did you know that the air inside your vehicle can be six times more polluted than the air outside? Without proper filtration, the air inside the passenger cabin can be teaming with allergens, pollutants, & other disgusting microbes. That suggests a significant health risk for children, the elderly & more than 40 million allergy-sensitive North Americans.
The solution… a new cabin air filter will improve the air quality in your car dramatically. Driving conditions will determine how often a cabin air filter needs replacing. Dirt roads, dusty areas, and urban stop-and-go traffic shorten a cabin air filter’s life, Most vehicle manufacturers suggest cabin air filters be replaced every 12 months or 12,000 miles.
What do they exactly do? Cabin air filters block airborne contaminants: pollen, dust, car exhaust, toxins, pollutants, allergens, wind-blown industrial soot, the smelly build-up caused by mold, mildew, algae and fungi, and more. Without a clean, functioning cabin air filter, microscopic contaminants are pushed into your car, much of it through vents. A dirty cabin air filter can degrade and potentially damage your vehicle’s heating and air conditioning systems,
Does your car have one? If you have a 2000 or newer vehicle, you probably have one. While 95 percent of vehicle owners surveyed recently said they are concerned about in-car air quality, only 26 percent said they knew or thought they knew there was a cabin air filter in their vehicle.
How often should you change it? Driving conditions will determine how often a cabin air filter needs replacing. Dirt roads, dusty areas, and urban stop-and-go traffic shorten a cabin air filter’s life, Most vehicle manufacturers suggest cabin air filters be replaced every 12 months or 12,000 miles.
For more information on what you can do to improve the quality of air in your car, visit your local Performance NAPA store to chat with a knowledgeable expert about cabin air filters! Find a location near you at https://performancenapa.com/location
Reference:Parts, N. (2020, June 09). Clearing the Air: 5 things you may not know about CABIN FILTERS. Retrieved March 02, 2021, from https://knowhow.napaonline.com/clearing-the-air-5-things-you-may-not-know-about-cabin-filters/