Benefits of Changing Your Cabin Air Filter in Mobile, AL

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Benefits of Changing
Your Cabin Air Filter | Mobile, AL

Many drivers tend to forget about the cabin air filter, but it’s an extremely important car part to maintain. While our service technicians at Lexus of Mobile typically offer to replace it when changing your vehicle’s oil, a lot of customers decline this service. They either don’t know the importance of replacing this filter, or they feel it’s too expensive. Ideally, it should be changed every 15,000-30,000 miles, but you should also consult your owner’s manual for guidelines specific to your model.* Additionally, you should change it more frequently if you live in a city or more populated area. Keeping up with the cabin air filter can also yield better engine performance, amongst many other benefits, so keep reading to learn about the perks to changing your filter.

Pollution Reduction

One of the most commonly cited reasons for changing your cabin air filter is the reduction of pollution that enters your cabin. Essentially, this filter is the only thing standing in between the outside air and the interior of your vehicle. This means it blocks much of the smog, smoke and ash from any fires or dirty exhausts from other vehicles. By replacing your filter on a regular basis, you ensure pollution stays out of your vehicle, so you get to breathe healthier air.

Better HVAC Air Flow

The engine powers the HVAC system in your vehicle, so when the cabin air filter is dirty and clogged, it has to work harder to power your heating or air conditioning. When the filter is clean, the engine doesn’t have to overwork itself. What does this mean for you? Better fuel efficiency. Your air conditioning and heating systems will work much more efficiently, too — which means your cabin will cool down more quickly in hot temperatures, and it will warm up quickly during the cold months.

Fewer Allergens

Have environmental allergies? You already know how irritating it can be when allergens get to you. Cabin air filters help reduce the amount of pollen that gets into your vehicle, so you can breathe easier. However, allergens can build up in your filter during heavy pollen seasons, at which point you may need to change it sooner rather than later.

Fewer Odors

Mold can build up on the cabin air filter if you don’t change it for a while, causing bad smells and odors. Mold is also unhealthy to inhale and can be detrimental for your health. By replacing the cabin air filter regularly, you can avoid breathing in that pestering mold.

If you start to smell odors in your vehicle’s cabin, or if you notice that your HVAC fan is running more loudly than usual, schedule a service appointment with us and we’ll change your filter for you.

If you’d like to learn more about your cabin air filter, when to replace it or why you should replace it, contact us or visit us at 3024 Government Blvd, Mobile, AL 36606. We look forward to serving our customers from the Gulf Coast, Daphne and Spanish Fort.

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