How Often Do I Change My Cabin Air Filter?

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It’s a good idea to change your cabin air filter at least every 15,000 miles. However, your vehicle and your driving habits in Kendall may cause your filter to need more frequent replacement. When it comes to ordering a new cabin air filter, cost may also vary depending on your vehicle. So, what does a cabin air filter do, and why is it important to keep up with your Planet Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM recommended service schedule? Keep reading to learn more with the service center experts at Planet Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM.

What Does a Cabin Air Filter Do?

What does a cabin air filter do for the air quality inside your vehicle? In fact, the cabin air filter cleans the air passing through the air conditioning, heating, and ventilation systems. Dirt, dust, pollen, and other contaminants are caught in the filter before they can enter the cabin. Over time, the filter will become clogged and unable to filter the air properly.

How Do I Know When to Change a Cabin Air Filter?

Every 15,000 miles is a good rule of thumb for how often to change a cabin air filter, but you may need a new filter sooner if you regularly drive on dusty roads, live in a city with poor air quality, or take your vehicle off-roading. Keep an eye for for signs that it’s time to change your cabin air filter in Hialeah:

  • Restricted air flow when climate control systems are active
  • Increased dust gathering on interior vehicle surfaces
  • Lingering unpleasant odors

Tips on How To Change a Cabin Air Filter

The procedure to replace your cabin air filter will vary depending on your vehicle, but you’ll generally follow these steps:

  1. Consult your owner’s manual to locate the cabin air filter. In most vehicles, you can easily access the filter behind the glove box or under the hood. In some models, the filter is under the dashboard.
  2. If the filter is behind the glove box or under the hood, put on a pair of gloves and face mask to protect yourself from dust.
  3. Place the old filter in a garbage bag, and install a new replacement cabin air filter. Choose an OEM filter to ensure fit, quality, durability, and to maintain your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, RAM factory warranty.
  4. If your filter is located under the dash, it will be more difficult to access. Contact a certified dealership for tips, or schedule cabin air filter replacement service.

How Much Does Changing a Cabin Air Filter Cost?

The cabin air filter cost will vary depending on your vehicle, typically between $30 and $70. However, keep in mind that a portion of costs may be covered by your warranty if you go to a certified Planet Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM service center. Plus, it’s easy to order parts like replacement cabin air filters online from our parts department.

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