Benefits of Changing Your Cabin Air Filter in DeLand, FL

Were you aware that it's important to change your cabin air filter regularly? Our service technicians will usually offer to change it when changing out your vehicle's oil, but a lot of customers decline this service, whether it's because they don't know the importance of it or because they feel it's too expensive. However, it's ideal to change this filter every 12,000 to 15,000 miles, but be sure to consult your owner's manual. Living in a city or more populated area may also mean that you need to change the cabin air filter more frequently. Regularly replacing it can make a big difference in your vehicle's engine performance, amongst other benefits, so keep reading to learn more.

Pollution Reduction

Reducing the amount of pollution that you breathe in is a big benefit, and it's a common reason cited for regularly changing the cabin air filter. Basically, it's the only thing standing between the outside air and the inside of your vehicle, meaning it blocks much of the smog, smoke and ash from any pollution and dirty exhaust from other vehicles. By changing your filter on a regular basis, you ensure that pollution stays outside your vehicle, which means you breathe healthier air inside.

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Better HVAC Air Flow

Your vehicle's engine powers the HVAC system, so when the cabin air filter is dirty and clogged, the engine has to work a lot harder to power your heating or air conditioning. When the filter is clean and unclogged, your vehicle's engine doesn't have to work nearly as hard to power the HVAC system. What does this mean for you? You'll have better fuel efficiency. It also means your air conditioning and heating systems will work much more efficiently, too — so your cabin will cool down much more quickly in the hot summer months, and it will warm up more quickly in the colder months.

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Fewer Allergens

If you have an allergy to anything environmental, you know how irritating it can be when those pesky allergens get to you. Cabin air filters help to reduce the amount of allergens that get inside your vehicle cabin. However, during heavy pollen seasons, allergens and pollen can build up in your filter so you may need to change it sooner.

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Fewer Odors

When you don't change your filter for some time, mold can build up on it, which can cause bad smells and odors. Mold is also extremely bad for your health, as it's very unhealthy to breathe it in. But by replacing the cabin air filter regularly, you can avoid breathing in that unhealthy mold.

If you start to smell odors in your vehicle's cabin, or if you notice that your HVAC fan is running more loudly, schedule a service appointment with us and we'll change your cabin air filter for you.

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If you'd like to learn more about your cabin air filter, when to replace it or why you should replace it, give us a call, contact us or visit us at 2322 S. Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL 32720. We look forward to helping our customers from Deltona, Daytona and Orlando.