What is a cabin air filter?
The primary purpose of cabin air filters, located on most vehicles since 2000, is keeping the air inside your vehicle’s cabin clean.
It’s typically located behind the glove compartment or under the hood or dashboard on most modern vehicles.
Its job is to filter all of the air that comes through the car’s HVAC system to prevent pollutants, such as dust, pollen, smog and mold spores from entering. The filters can also catch rodent droppings, leaves and other unwanted debris.
However, it is usually not the top of people’s list for vehicle maintenance. But it does play an important role in filtering pollutants from entering the vehicle’s cabin.
Why it is important?
- Help with allergy problems
- prevent pollen from getting in the car if you live in an area with a lot of trees. (This is especially the case in most Australian Cities)
- prevent an expensive repair
You may routinely check their tires for proper inflation, top off engine fluid levels and maintain oil change schedules. However, some of you may still do not understand the importance of keeping engine air filters clean.
Air filters are a relatively inexpensive vehicle part, but they perform a very important job. For every litres of petrol a car burns, it uses the equivalent of 45,000 litres of air, and that air must be filtered to help keep an engine clean.
Air filters catch all of the dust, grime, insects, sap, leaves and any other debris that may get sucked up past the air intake of the vehicle's grill and into the engine itself. Without the air filter, those contaminants may compromise the engine, causing corrosion and abrasion. If the air filter in the engine becomes too dirty and is not changed regularly, the engine is starved of air.
Clean air filters allow just the right ratio of air to fuel to enable the engine to function properly. Engines need ade