Are you wondering if it's time to change your cabin air filter? Most automotive experts recommend replacing the filter every 15,000 miles. However, it's best to check the owner's manual for any specific recommendations from the manufacturer. If you're still unsure, you can always consult the experts at Audi Stratham. Our team is happy to provide advice on when to replace your cabin air filter and can help you schedule an appointment at our service center.
If you take your vehicle to a dealership for regular servicing, they may suggest changing the cabin air filter at certain intervals. However, this can be expensive. If you're servicing your car outside of a dealership or doing it yourself, you may forget that the cabin air filter needs to be replaced regularly. For instance, if you're usually the only one in the car, the filter won't get as clogged up as quickly.
Fortunately, replacing the cabin air filter is usually quite simple and yet many drivers don't do it or pay too much for a mechanic to do it. It's also important to note that if you pay someone else to replace the filter, this cost can be quite high due to fees charged by dealerships and service stations. Many people mistakenly think that the engine air filter and cabin air filter are the same thing. The type of vehicle and driving conditions can also cause problems with the cabin air filter.
For example, if you live in a dry and dusty area like a desert, more dust will get into your car and the cabin air filter will have to work harder to clean the air before it enters your vehicle. That's why it's essential to replace a clogged cabin filter regularly. The more severe your driving conditions are, the more often you'll need to replace the cabin air filter. Many cabin air filters are located behind the glove box and can be easily accessed by releasing the fasteners; instructions should be in your car's owner's manual.
Failing to replace a dirty cabin air filter means that you'll be breathing in all of the debris trapped in it.