Most drivers don't bother about their cabin air filters just because the filters don't contribute directly to the vehicle's movement. But this should not be the case. Changing cabin air filters should be part of your vehicle maintenance schedule. If you ignore these filters, you'll be welcoming some uncomfortable effects on your vehicle.
Here are the reasons why you need to have your cabin air filter changed regularly.
1. Lowers The Efficiency Of Your HVAC System
If your cabin air filter doesn't function optimally, your HVAC system will have to work harder, causing the motor to heat and burn up. This is because a clogged or dirty filter reduces the amount of air flowing into the cabin. This will raise the cabin air temperature, forcing the HAC system to overwork. In the end, you'll lose both the filter and the HVAC system.
2. Health Troubles
The air filters keep your car interior pollutants-free. If your cabin air filter gets dirty or malfunctions, it won't be able to filter the air that gets into your cabin, allowing contaminants and pollutants in. This can pose a serious threat to those with breathing difficulties or allergies. It's strongly advisable to replace your filters once every year. Better still, have your filters regularly checked by an expert to determine whether they need replacement.
3. Foul Odors
A dirty or clogged air cabin filter will not only reduce the amount of air getting into the car through the vents but will also cause your cabin to smell bad. The musty and dusty stench you feel in your car could be coming from the cabin air filter. The stench becomes stronger if you turn the HVAC system on. A new cabin filter will provide fresh air into the cabin even if the windows are not wound down.
4. Poor Clearing Of Window Fog
When the airflow into you your cabin is compromised, fog will not clear easily from your window. A malfunctioned filter also causes condensation to form on your windshield. This will further reduce the quality of air in your cabin.
If you need to have your cabin air filters changed, we invite you to bring your vehicle to our auto repair shop today!