Why Do Cabin Air Filter Changes Matter?

A cabin air filter plays an integral role in eliminating the contaminants and pollutants present in the air of your car. The filter helps to keep the air fresh and safe for you and your passengers to breathe in. Most people forget about the air filter altogether because it is hard to locate. Most of the time, you can find it behind the glove box. Here's why you should keep track of your cabin air filter replacements:

Reduce Pollution in The Cabin

The car's cabin air filter eliminates the smoke, gases, and other pollutants you may smell when driving alongside other vehicles. Regularly swapping out these filters ensures that no unwanted toxins make it inside your cabin.


Pollen may be more of a problem in the spring, but it can be very harmful to some individuals. If you have severe allergies, cabin air filters can significantly decrease the amount of pollen that may have made its way inside your car. 


If you take out your dirty air filter, it may be common for you to see leaves, twigs, acorns, and bugs that may have gotten trapped in there. If you don't replace it often and let all these items accumulate, it can damage the system.

To Improve Efficiency

When your air filter becomes clogged, your car's A/C system will have to work harder to supply air into the filtration system. As a result, the air conditioning system will be inefficient, noisy, and even break down.  

Reduce Engine Strain

As mentioned before, the HVAC system has to work harder to heat or cool the cabin when the air filters are clogged. Similarly, your engine will strain itself to keep everything working too. Consequently, a dirty air filter can affect your fuel efficiency as your engine needs to supply more power than it should. 


Please refer to your owner's manual to stay on top of your cabin air filter changes. Get your air filter replaced today at Future Auto Service if you want to breathe fresh, clean, non-polluted air. Our expert team awaits you at our auto repair shop today!