What Is the Function of the Cabin Air Filter?
The cabin air filter cleans the air that flows into your vehicle’s cabin through the HVAC system. The filter is designed to catch debris, pollutants, dirt, and other harmful particles. The cabin air filter is located behind most vehicles’ glove box and is accessible through the interior. There are different types and quality of cabin air filters available in the market. We recommend you only use a genuine OEM Chevrolet cabin air filter that will deliver optimum protection from harmful particles.
Why Does the Cabin Air Filter Need Replacement?
A properly functioning cabin air filter is important to the driver and passengers’ health, and it is vital to optimum functioning of the HVAC system. The cabin air filter is even more important for individuals that are sensitive to air pollutants. This includes individuals that suffer from asthma, allergies, or other health conditions that impact respiratory health. If you notice an unpleasant odor or reduced performance of the HVAC system, there could be an issue with the cabin air filter. Our certified technicians at Ourisman Chevrolet of Rockville can perform a quick and reliable inspection of the cabin air filter to determine if a replacement service is required.
Service Interval for Cabin Air Filter Replacement
The owner’s manual of your Chevrolet vehicle should contain a recommendation for cabin air filter replacement service interval. This interval is typically between 15,000 to 20,000 miles but can vary depending on your Chevrolet vehicle model. We suggest you follow this recommendation. However, if you live in regions with high pollution or drive in dusty conditions, we recommend you have frequent inspection service for the cabin air filter.