Your car’s air filter acts as a protective barrier between you and the dirt, dust and other impurities it catches, supplying a steady flow of clean air. Over time, the contaminants build up on the filter, and if they’re not regularly replaced, can cause odours to seep into your vehicle’s cabin. Follow these simple steps on how to change your car’s air filter.
It’s recommended that you replace your car’s air filter every 20,000 km or once a year. You’ll need to know your car’s year, make, model, and mileage before selecting the right air filter, and it also helps to keep a record of when you replace it, so you know when it’s time to change it again.
Check your vehicle’s owner’s manual to verify if you have a cabin air filter, and where to locate it. Cabin air filters are typically located behind the glove compartment, under the dashboard, or under the bonnet. As with the air filter, it always helps to record when it gets replaced, so you can know when it needs to be changed again.
For ongoing issues with air conditioner odours, check out our How-To article, “How To Remove Air Conditioner Smells”.
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