Air circulates within a vehicle and dirt and other contaminants can get trapped within the air filter. After time, the filter needs to be replaced to help the vehicle run smoothly. The cabin air filter within vehicles traps dirt, contaminants and can contain mold and mildew resulting in odors circulating throughout the vehicle. Follow the steps below to find out how to change both the car air filter and the cabin air filter.
The car air filter should be replaced every 12 months or 12,000 miles. Before going to an auto parts store to purchase supplies you should make note of your vehicle’s year, make, model and mileage. This will help you select the correct filter. Always record when you change an air filter, so you know when the next change should occur.
The vehicle’s owner’s manual will verify if you have a cabin air filter and where it is located. The cabin air filter can be located behind the glove box, under the dashboard or under the hood. Always record when you change a cabin air filter so you know when your vehicle is ready for another replacement.
If you continue to have issues with vehicle air conditioner odors review the How-To article “How To Remove Car Air Conditioner Smells".
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