Let me just start by saying I had good intentions of putting up a tip of the week last week while I was in Vegas for the SEMA show, but as the never gets old saying goes, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”
Here’s part two of my two part series, “Does Your Car Have Boogies“. So last week we learned how your car can get boogies and that is why you need to change your engine air filter.
Did you know there was another air filter (most cars; old, old cars don’t have it) in your car ? It’s called the cabin air filter. The “cabin” is the “inside” of your car. “Do I need a cabin air filter?” you wonder. Your favorite female mechanic in heels explains.
The purpose of the cabin air filter is to filter the air being blown inside of your car when you use heat, AC, ventilation or defrost. It catches dust, pollen and other airborne materials which comes in handy particularly if you have allergies or other respiratory problems OR if you turn your blower on high to dry your hair in the morning like I do when I’m running late. That cannot just be me!
It may be super easy to change or not so easy to change, and that is based on your car.
Check your owner’s manual maintenance section for the manufacturer to tell you how often to change it. I recommend changing the cabin air filter once a year.
If you are getting a musty bad odor smell with the AC or heat on or if you are getting more noise than air, that’s a sign you need to replace your cabin air filter.
If you would like to learn more about air filters and when to change them, attend one of my monthly workshops (this Saturday in Philly) or schedule a workshop with your group or organization! Contact me for details!