If you're not a mechanic, you may not even know you have a cabin filter. But all vehicles have one. Cabin filters filter out air, smoke, dust, and much more. Read on to see why you should change your cabin filters on a regular basis.
What happens if you don't replace cabin air filters?
It can be dangerous if the cabin filter isn't changed when it needs to be. The following below tells you what happens if the cabin filter doesn't get changed:
The cabin filter makes sure the air is safe to breathe, and that means keeping out pollutants. If the filter is clogged or even dirty, that's when breathing can be an issue, especially if you have asthma or other health issues. It's a good idea to check the cabin filter and get it replaced at least once a year to avoid health problems altogether.
Breathing can make the windows fog if it's too warm in the car, but usually the cabin air filter helps reduce the condensation. If it's clogged or dirty, the windows will fog up, making it very hard to see when driving, especially at nighttime.
It's normal for vehicles to have some odor to them, but foul musty odors typically mean that the cabin air filter is not working properly. If you are at the point where you need the windows down all the time for fresh air, it's time to see if your cabin air filter needs replacing.
HVAC system works harder than it needs to
The HVAC system handles the air flowing through the vents. When the cabin air filter is clogged or dirty, it means the HVAC system is working much harder. That means less air will come out of the vents. It also affects the cabin temperature too.
Cabin air filters should always be replaced, at least on a yearly basis. We invite you to come into Folsom Automotive Service and get it replaced today!