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How Often Do I Change My Cabin Air Filter?

How you ever wondered, “How often do I change my cabin air filter?” Most auto manufacturers and auto industry experts recommend that you should change your cabin air filter about every 15,000 miles. However, you should check your owner’s manual for model-specific recommendations, and you can also ask your local Acura authorized service center to get service suggestions based on your driving habits, and weather conditions around Ocean. Learn more about cabin air filters below, and then schedule a service appointment at Acura of Ocean.

What does a Cabin Air Filter Do?

So, what does a cabin air filter do? The purpose of a cabin air filter is to clean the air that passes through the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. It helps to keep debris, dirt, dust, and pollen, from entering the cabin. If you don’t regularly change it, it will eventually become clogged, which will affect the interior air quality of your vehicle and could make you sick, especially if you have allergies.

When to Change a Cabin Air Filter

If you drive around lots of construction in Red Bank, or if you live away from the city and sometimes drive on dirt roads or sand, you might need to change your cabin air filter frequently. If you are unsure how often to change your cabin air filter, here are some signs to watch for:

  • Lingering unpleasant odors
  • Reduced airflow when the heater or air conditioning is on
  • Increasing dust settling on the vehicle surfaces

How to Change a Cabin Air Filter

  • Look in your vehicle’s owner’s manual to determine where the cabin air filter is located.
  • Often the cabin air filter is right behind the glove box or underneath the hood, which makes it fairly accessible, but sometimes it’s under the dashboard, which makes it more difficult to reach.
  • Use safety gear like gloves and a mask.
  • Put the old cabin air filter in a garbage bag, and replace it with a genuine Acura OEM part to ensure quality, durability, and fit, and to maintain your Acura warranty.

How Much Does a Cabin Air Filter Cost?

Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, the cabin air filter replacement could cost between $30 and $70. If you go to an Acura authorized service center like the one at Acura of Ocean, near Freehold, and your vehicle is still under warranty, some costs may be covered. You can also place an order for parts online.

Bring Your Acura to Acura of Ocean for Repairs and Maintenance

If you live around Asbury Park, bring your vehicle to Acura of Ocean for your next oil change, cabin air filter replacement, tire rotation, battery maintenance, coolant level check, engine light check, radio codes, brake lightsor major repair. We are always happy to help. Find out why our customers keep coming back year after year. Contact us today.

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