How Often Should I Change My Cabin Air Filter?

The cabin air filter in your Chevrolet vehicle helps keep pollutants and small debris out of your vents, allowing you to breathe fresh, clean air during your Hoover commute. If you’ve had your vehicle for a while, you may be wondering how often you need to change your cabin air filter. Most automotive industry experts recommend changing your cabin air filter every 15,000 miles. However if you frequently drive off road, work on a construction site, or if you drive on dirt roads, it may need to be changed more often.

Read below to learn more about what a cabin air filter does and how much a cabin air filter costs. If you have any questions about your Chevrolet vehicle maintenance, feel free to contact our team and we’ll help however we can!

What Does A Cabin Air Filter Do?

As you drive through Birmingham, the cabin air filter on your vehicle filters the air that passes through the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. The filter traps dirt, dust, pollen, and other contaminants, preventing them from getting inside your vehicle’s cabin. This allows you to breathe clean air as you run errands and take on your daily commute. Over time, the filter will become dirty and clogged, and you’ll need to replace your cabin air filter to maintain your cabin air quality. Luckily, changing your cabin air filter is relatively easy and can be done right at your Vestavia Hills home!

When Is It Time To Change A Cabin Air Filter?

Typically, a cabin air filter will need to be changed every 15,000 miles, but your driving habits and locations may require it to be changed sooner. Here are some signs to look for while you’re driving to determine if it’s time to change your cabin air filter:

  1. The air flow in your cabin is slow when climate control systems like the AC or heat are on.
  2. You smell an unpleasant odor every time you drive.
  3. You notice a lot of dust settling on surfaces in your vehicle.

How Much Does A Cabin Air Filter Cost?

The cost of a new cabin air filter will depend on your vehicle. A replacement could cost between $30 and $70, and some vehicles may have more than one filter to replace! If you schedule service at your local Chevrolet service center, then you can have a professional replace the filter for you for a nominal fee. If your vehicle is still under warranty, the cost of a new air filter may be covered.

Tips on How To Change a Cabin Air Filter

Changing your cabin air filter is an easy task that can be done in minutes. The first thing you’ll need to do is order a new cabin air filter from our parts center. Then follow the instructions below:

  1. Use your owner’s manual to determine where the filter is located and how many you have. Some vehicles have two air filters instead of just one!
  2. Typically the engine air filter is located behind the glove box or under the hood, which makes it easy to reach. However some vehicles have their air filters under the dashboard, which may be more difficult to work with.
  3. Put a towel on the ground to catch any debris if you’re working inside your vehicle, then open the cabin air filter container to remove the old filter.
  4. Look to see how the old filter is positioned and which way the air flow is supposed to go (marked on the filter) so you can put the new filter in correctly.
  5. Place the old filter in a garbage bag and throw it away. Use a vacuum to clean up any debris and to remove excess dust from the air filter compartment.
  6. Put in your new cabin air filter, taking the time to ensure its facing the right direction.
  7. Replace any covers or parts you took off to get to your cabin air filter, once you’re done you’ll be ready to hit the road!

Get Genuine Chevrolet Parts At Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover

If you plan on changing your cabin air filter at your Bessemer home, you can easily order the part you need from our store and have it delivered! Learn more DIY car maintenance tips like how often you should rotate your tires when you read our service guide. Let Hendrick Chevrolet Hoover help you keep your car in its best condition!

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