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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 ...

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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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