How Often to Change a Car’s Cabin Air Filter

Hand removing cabin air filter
How often should you change your car’s cabin air filter? It’s widely recommended that you change out the cabin air filter every 15,000 miles. That is, however, a general estimate. For answers to the question of exactly when you should change yours, we recommend contacting our service experts at Garavel CJDR or consulting your car’s owner’s manual. In the meantime, feel free to get all your other cabin air filter FAQs answered below!

What Does a Cabin Air Filter Do?

To know why it’s important to change your car’s cabin air filter regularly, you should first know what function a cabin air filter serves inside a vehicle. Simply put, cabin air filters clean the air that passes through the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. This is integral to keeping pollen, dust, and other debris out of your vehicle’s interior, especially if you have allergies or asthma. Over time though, any cabin air filter will become used up or clogged, necessitating replacement.

How Do I Know If I Need to Change My Cabin Air Filter?

It’s possible that you’ll need to change your cabin air filter sooner than every 15,000 miles depending on the circumstances. If, for instance, you drive in a congested city with lots of air pollution, or conversely, a country area with many dirt roads, chances are you’ll have a smaller service interval for when is optimal for changing out your cabin air filter.

Are you currently experiencing any of the following issues? If so, it may be time to replace your cabin air filter now:

  1. Decreased airflow when your climate control system is on
  2. Unpleasant odors that linger over time
  3. Increased dust settling on vehicle surfaces

Looking for information on how often to complete other common service or maintenance tasks? From how often to change your oil to how often to replace brakes and more, Garavel CJDR can give you the answers you seek!

Tips for How To Change a Cabin Air Filter

  1. Use your owner’s manual to figure out where the cabin air filter is found in your car. This will help you see how easy the process will be.
  2. The cabin air filter in many Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram vehicles is located behind the glove box or under the hood, which should be pretty easy to access. Sometimes, the cabin air filter is in the dash, though. If that’s the case for your car, we recommend scheduling service at Garavel CJDR.
  3. Wear gloves and a mask when replacing your cabin air filter as an extra means of protection.
  4. Locate the old filter, remove it, and throw it away. Replace it with a genuine OEM part to ensure quality, durability, and fit.

What is the Typical Cabin Air Filter Replacement Cost?

For most vehicles, replacing a cabin air filter costs anywhere from $30 up to $70. It is, however, possible that if your car is under warranty, some or all of this cost could be covered. If in doubt, just give us a call at Garavel CJDR! Alternately, order the parts you need online now.

Garavel CJDR Can Change Your Cabin Air Filter

At Garavel CJDR in Norwalk, we’re happy to change your cabin air filter out for you! Our dedicated Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram service experts have been working on vehicles for a long time and know a thing or two about the right way to replace a cabin air filter. Plus, we offer a rotating array of service and parts specials to help you save money on your next repair.

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