How Often Do I Change My Cabin Air Filter?

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Not sure how often to change a cabin air filter? It’s recommended that drivers have their cabin air filter changed every 15,000 miles. However, while this is a good rule-of-thumb, you’ll want to check with your vehicle’s owner’s manual or with the Douglass Nissan of Waco service team for more specific guidelines. Learn everything you need to know about cabin air filters, how often to change them, and everything else with the service department at Douglass Nissan of Waco.

What Does a Cabin Air Filter Do?

So, what does a cabin air filter do anyway? The cabin air filter cleans the air that passes through the heating, air conditioning, and other ventilation systems in your vehicle to keep out dust, dirt, and other contaminants from getting into your breathing air. Eventually, the air filter will get clogged with debris which affects the air quality of the cabin and that’s why it’s important to change them every now and again.

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

Like with most maintenance upkeep, there are ways to tell when the time comes to replace the air filter. The frequency at which you’ll need to change your air filter will depend on where you live as climate affects the amount of debris that goes through your air filter. If you’re unsure how often to change cabin air filter, keep an eye out for these indicators:

  1. Reduced air flow
  2. Unpleasant odors
  3. Increasing dust on vehicle surfaces

If you notice these signs and would like a technician from the Douglass Nissan of Waco service center to take a look, schedule service! We’re more than happy to help you get your vehicle back on McGregor roads in no time.

How To Change a Cabin Air Filter

If you’d like to complete this service on your own, here are a few tips on how to change a cabin air filter:

  1. Find the filter on your car using the owner’s manual. If your filter is easily accessible, then it should be relatively easy to change it.
  2. Usually, the cabin air filter is located behind the glove box or underneath the hood. Some models may have the filter located underneath the dashboard, which is a harder place to reach.
  3. Be sure to wear protective gloves and a mask in case it gets messy while removing the filter.
  4. Once removed, throw the old filter away and replace it with a new one. Be sure the new filter is a genuine OEM part, since this will ensure the best quality on your vehicle’s performance. You can easily order OEM parts at Douglass Nissan of Waco.

What Does a Cabin Air Filter Cost?

The exact cabin air filter cost for your specific make and model will differ depending on what exactly you drive, however, the price generally ranges between $30 to $70. Keep in mind that this price may be lower if your vehicle is under warranty. If you’re looking to buy a new filter to replace yourself, use our available parts specials to save more on the genuine parts you need from our parts center.

Replace Your Cabin Air Filter with Douglass Nissan of Waco

If you’re unsure how often to change your air cabin filter, then give us a visit to see if it’s time for a replacement. Notice a change in the air quality and want to schedule service? Use our available service specials for additional savings on the services your vehicle needs. Have questions in the meantime? Contact our team!

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