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Benefits of Changing Your Cabin Air Filter in Livermore, CA

There are quite a few car owners and drivers who forget about the cabin air filter — and that it needs to be changed regularly. Although our service technicians typically offer to change this particular filter when changing your car's oil, many customers decline this service because they feel it's too expensive or they don't realize the importance of replacing it. Ideally, the cabin air filter should be replaced every 12,000 to 15,000 miles, but you should also consult your owner's manual. You may need to change the filter more frequently if you live in a city or more populated area. Also, were you aware that regularly changing your cabin air filter can make a big difference in your vehicle's engine performance? Learn more about the benefits of filter replacement below.

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Pollution Reduction

By changing the cabin air filter, you can help reduce the pollution that enters your cabin. It's the most commonly cited reason for changing this filter. Essentially, the filter is the only thing standing between your lungs and the outside air, meaning it blocks much of the smoke, ash and smog from any fires and dirty exhaust from other vehicles. By changing your filter on a regular basis, you can ensure that pollution remains on the outside of your vehicle, which means you can breathe healthier air on the inside.

Better HVAC Air Flow

The engine powers the HVAC system. That means when the cabin air filter is dirty and clogged, the engine has to work much harder to power your air conditioning or heating. But, when the filter is unclogged and clean, the engine doesn't need to work nearly as hard to power the HVAC system. That means better fuel efficiency for you. It also means your air conditioning and heating systems will work much more efficiently, as well — so your cabin will cool down more quickly in the hot summer months, and warm up more quickly in the cold winter months.

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Fewer Allergens

Have allergies? You know how bad it can be when those pesky allergens get to you. Cabin air filters also help to reduce the amount of those allergens that can get into your vehicle. Pollen, dust and allergens can build up in your filter during heavy pollen season, so you may need to change it sooner.

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 in. By replacing the cabin air filter regularly, you can avoid inhaling that unhealthy mold.

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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.

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 3400 Las Positas Road, Livermore, CA 94551. We look forward to helping our customers from Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon and Danville.