With all that's going on in life, much less your car, it can be difficult to keep up on everything. When your car runs out of gas, you fill it up. If it needs an oil change or if something's wrong with your vehicle, you take it in. But what if your car's ru...

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Complete Guide to Cabin Air Filters for Cars

With all that's going on in life, much less your car, it can be difficult to keep up on everything. When your car runs out of gas, you fill it up. If it needs an oil change or if something's wrong with your vehicle, you take it in. But what if your car's running properly yet there's a strange smell emanating from your vents? That could represent a problem with your car's cabin air filter. There...

Common Bad Air Filter Problems

  Suffering from poor air quality inside your car?You’re probably feeling it in the air — that something’s not right every time you turn on the car’s AC or heat.But what are the most common bad air filter problems? We’ll tell you the 4 problems you should be on the lookout (or nose out) for now!If any of these are happening with your car, it’s a red flag! Time for a cabin air filter replacement...

Why Do You Need a Car Interior Air Filter?

Is the car interior air filter really important? It’s just plain air after all. Could a filter really be that necessary?Well, it is: the car cabin air filter guarantees that the air you breathe in your car is healthy, free of particles, germs, and pollutants. That’s why it’s important to replace your cabin air filter from time to time, ideally at least once or twice a year.But, the car cabin ai...

How often to change the cabin air filter?

Dust. Pollen. Pollution. Highways and roads can be highly contaminated places, but the inside of your car shouldn’t be. Although 76% of vehicles on the road today are equipped with a cabin air filter, most vehicle owners are not aware of their cabin air filter which is specifically designed to clean the air that blows into the interior of their vehicle. These filters are designed to trap debris...

COVID and Cabin Air Filters: What You Need to Know

  It’s the leading story on every nightly newscast, and it seems to be getting worse before it’s getting better (though vaccines are on the way, thankfully). It is perfectly reasonable to look for ways to filter your air to keep out COVID-19 and the coronavirus. But does it really work? Are there ways to block this awful virus from getting through our air systems and what can we do about it?  H...

5 Signs Your Air Cabin Filter Needs Replacement

What is a Cabin Air Filter? A cabin air filter is, as the name suggests, a filter that blocks dust, debris, pollutants, and allergens from entering the cabin of the car. It is a small filter, usually about the size of a hardback book, that is typically inserted into the air system behind the glove compartment.  What Does a Cabin Air Filter Do? A cabin area typically has many levels of defense ...

How to Change a Cabin Air Filter

How Often Should You Change Your Car Cabin Air Filter? A car cabin air filter shields you from all sorts of debris and pollutants that you don’t want to get into your car, but by filtering all of that stuff out of the car’s cabin, it all gets trapped in the filter and, after a while, that filter will need to be replaced. How often should you replace the filter? You can consult your owner’s manu...

What Does a Standard Cabin Air Filter Change Cost?

A cabin air filter is a necessary item in your car’s arsenal, and essential to giving you a set of lungs full of clean, non-toxic, non-microbial air. A cabin air filter is often one of the most under appreciated and overlooked items in your car, and when we have the option to replace it we often let it go by because it’s just so expensive.  The truth is that a cabin air filter is not only impor...
Cabin air filters improve the health of drivers by trapping contaminants, such as dust and pollen, providing clean cabin air to you and all those who ride in your car. Air cabin filters also help keep the HVAC working properly to both stop odors and to keep the air pumping freely and quickly through your heater and air conditioner. All of this is expected from an air filter, but things get bett...

What Is the Purpose of a Cabin Air Filter?

The Purpose of a Cabin Air Filter The purpose of a car cabin air filter is fairly straightforward: it filters out the air that’s coming into the cabin of your vehicle. This may not seem like a big deal, as you often drive with the window open, and the air outside is fresh and clean, but reality may surprise you. The truth is that there are a lot of things on the road that are getting sucked up ...

Where is the Cabin Air Filter in My Car?

Where is the Cabin Air Filter in My Car? When thinking of all the things to care for in your car, the cabin air filter often gets overlooked. You think about the engine air filter or even your oil filter, but how often do you think about your cabin air filter? There are people who will go tens of thousands of miles with a dirty cabin air filter never realizing that they’re potentially harming t...

Air Pollution Sources

Air is a mixture of different gases with Nitrogen as the major component having a concentration of 78.09% and oxygen 20.95%. The remaining 0.96% comprises of argon, carbon dioxide, and other gases. Air also contains water vapors. All of these gases are present in the air in harmless concentrations. Due to human activity or natural processes such as fires, the concentration of the harmful gases ...

Air Filtration Technologies

Air filters are an integral part of all modern ventilation systems, preventing unwanted dust and other particles from entering the ‘clean’ environment of your home, office, or car. The designs and technology behind them have been the subject of constant improvement, providing filtration of ever-smaller particles, removal of noxious smells, and improving the overall turnover of air within the sy...

Types, levels and health effects of air pollution

What is air pollution? Air pollution is defined as the presence in the outdoor or indoor air of harmful substances at concentrations above their natural levels, which affect humans, animals, plants, and materials 1. There are many harmful substances entering the environment: sulfur and nitrogen oxides (SOx and NOx), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), particulate matter (PM), which are the tiny ...

What is Activated Charcoal?

What is Activated Charcoal? Activated carbon, commonly referred to as “activated charcoal” is an extremely porous form of carbon that is widely used in the purification of water and air. When activated the charcoal has been specifically processed to enhance its porous quality while increasing the surface area. It is highly effective in removing unwanted smells such as food, cigarette, pet odor,...

How Filters Work: Mechanical Processes

Early filtration products were designed to protect mechanical equipment, mostly combustion engines. In recent decades, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has become a primary focus, especially as it relates to our health and comfort at home, at work or in transit. It also relates to advance technologies for clean-rooms in a health care setting, semiconductor chips in a manufacturing facility, or artwork ...

What’s a Cabin Air Filter?

In short, it is the filter that purifies the air we breathe inside the car. It has the same function as the air conditioning or furnace filters we use at home. Although over 220 million vehicles in the US (76% of registered vehicles) are equipped with cabin air filters, few are aware of its existence or functionality. Currently, there is no consensus in the automotive industry regarding a stand...

How Often Should I Replace the Cabin Filter?

Most car manufacturers recommend changing the cabin air filter once every 12,000 to 15,000 miles, or once a year. However, this is not a mechanical maintenance issue, it is rather an individual decision depending on how often you drive and where you drive. If you drive in heavy traffic in an urban area that has poor air quality, or if you live in rural area with high level of dust and pollen, y...
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