Cabin Air Filter Service in Seaside, CA
Cabin Air Filter Replacement at Premier Hyundai of Seaside
A central air conditioner in a home has a filter that traps contaminants so they won’t enter the air you breathe. You buy new filters at the store to replace your old ones every few months. Did you know that your car also has a filter that needs to be changed? Your cabin air filter has the important job of preventing harmful materials from entering the cabin with the cool air from your AC. If it has been a while since you’ve replaced your cabin air filter, come by Premier Hyundai of Seaside for cabin air filter service. Our service center near Hollister, Watsonville, and Gilroy can help you breathe fresh air as you drive.
How Does the Cabin Air Filter Do Its Job?
The cabin air filter in your vehicle should look similar to other AC filters, such as the one in your home. The materials a filter is made from, such as paper-based multifiber cotton or engineered material, allow air to pass through while catching contaminants. Unwanted materials like dust, pollen, and other pollutants get trapped in the filter’s pleated material so you can avoid breathing them in.
When to Replace the Cabin Air Filter
Over time, contaminants accumulate on your vehicle’s cabin air filter. Once the buildup reaches a certain point, you’ll need to replace your cabin air filter. Many manufacturers suggest replacing the cabin air filter every 15,000 to 30,000 miles. We recommend checking your owner’s manual for suggestions based on your vehicle’s year, make, and model. It’ll also be helpful to know the signs of a dirty filter. You should check your cabin air filter if you notice any of the following signs of a dirty filter:
- The airflow from your AC is weak
- You hear a weird noise when you turn on your AC
- An unusual amount of dust accumulates in your vehicle
- The air from your AC has a bad smell
Inspecting the cabin air filter is usually a simple process that only takes a few minutes. You can check it at home or ask a technician to inspect your cabin air filter when you visit a qualified service center like the one at Premier Hyundai of Seaside.
The Importance of Having a Clean Cabin Air Filter
The purpose of an AC filter is to prevent people from breathing in contaminated air. Your cabin air filter improves the quality of the air you breathe when you drive. Maintaining a clean cabin air filter is even more important for people who suffer from asthma or allergies. Another reason to keep a clean air filter is that it prevents strain on your AC system. When the filter gets clogged, your AC has to work harder to blow out air, which can result in a damaged blower motor or other types of harm to your AC system.
You can call Premier Hyundai of Seaside or use our online service scheduler to make an appointment for cabin air filter service.