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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 o...

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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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