The more you drive around East Lansing, the more use your cabin air filter gets. While this is quite obvious, this also means that the dirtier your cabin air filter gets, the closer it gets to needing to be replaced. If you're not sure how often to change your cabin air filter, keep in mind that most automotive experts recommend that you should replace the component about every 15,000 miles, but we recommend that you consult your vehicle's owners manual to get a more specific number. Learn how often you should change the cabin air filter, how much it will cost to do so, and other important tips with the service team at Morrie's Grand Ledge Lincoln.

What Does a Cabin Air Filter Do in Your Car?

Your vehicle's cabin air filter is responsible for filtering out the air that passes through the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. The cabin air filter filters out dust, dirt, pollen, and other debris that gets inside the vehicle from entering the cabin. However, the longer you drive your vehicle, the more use your air cabin filter gets, the more it gets clogged, and the closer it will be to needing a replacement. While this may not seem make a significance problem, keep in mind that a dirty air filter will have an effect on the air quality of your vehicle's interior, which can affect the way you drive around Grand Ledge. 

When to Change Your Cabin Air Filter

Now that you know what a cabin air filter does, it's important to be able to spot the signs that can alert you if you need to have it replaced. Here some signs to watch out for that may indicate it's time to replace your cabin air filter: 

  1. Reduced air flow when climate control systems are in use
  2. Increasing dust on vehicle surfaces
  3. Lingering unpleasant odors

How to Change a Cabin Air Filter

If it's time to replace your cabin air filter, then you'll be pleasantly surprised to know that the process can be performed from your own home or garage. To replace your cabin air filter, follow these steps: 

  1. Consult your owner's manual to find where your cabin air filter is located on your vehicle.
  2. If the cabin air filter is behind the glove box or underneath the hood, then you should be able to access the filter quite easily.
  3. If the cabin air filter is underneath the dashboard, then this will make it harder to reach.
  4. When you're ready to replace the air filter, be sure that you're wearing gloves and a mask in case any dirt or other debris is in the air during the process.
  5. Once you remove the old filter, place it in a garbage bag, and put the new air filter its place. 

If your cabin air filter is in a more inaccessible spot, then schedule service with Morrie's Grand Ledge Lincoln to let the professionals handle it at our service center. 

How Much Does a Cabin Air Filter Cost?

If you're wondering how much a cabin air filter costs, the range can vary anywhere between $30 to $70. The exact price will depend on the type of vehicle you drive. To get an exact quote on how much your cabin air filter replacement will cost, call our service team at Morrie's Grand Ledge Lincoln. We can also show you around our parts store to help you shop for a new cabin air filter if you prefer to replace it yourself. Be sure to check out our service specials at Morrie's Grand Ledge Lincoln to save on your next visit to our service center. 

Replace Your Cabin Air Filter in Grand Ledge

Hopefully, you have a better sense of how often to change your cabin air filter and what to do when the time comes to replace it. Contact us for any other questions or for more helpful service and parts tips

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