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How Often Should I Change My Cabin Air Filter?

2020 Chevy Blazer Driver

Our service center at Edwards Chevrolet Co., Inc. recommends that Birmingham drivers should change their cabin air filter every 15,000 miles. However, we would advise that you consult your owner’s manual for the exact interval which is based on local climate conditions, time of the year, and also driving conditions in the Gardendale area. To be on the safe side, schedule a service appointment so that our team can change the cabin filter for you, and at the same time, change your vehicle’s oil too!

What Does a Cabin Air Filter Do?

The cabin air filter removes pollutants, pollen, dust, and other substances from the air that circulates into and through your vehicle’s cabin. It performs an important task, especially in the Hoover area, and functions just like your engine air filter. Because of its importance, it should be changed regularly to ensure your cabin air stays fresh and mold-free.

How Do I Know When To Change The Cabin Air Filter?

Now that we know what a cabin air filter does, we should learn how to know when it’s time to change the cabin air filter. Typically, if you drive in city areas or neighborhoods with lots of construction you should look to change it quite often. Likewise, if you live in desert areas or go on long road trips on a regular basis, the cabin air filter should be checked often.

Your cabin air filter needs changing when you see:

  • Dust accumulating on interior surfaces inside the cabin.
  • Strange smells that don’t disappear from day-to-day.
  • Low air circulation when the interior fan is set to high.

How Do I Change My Cabin Air Filter?

You can change the cabin air filter yourself if the housing it sits in is easily accessible, but we suggest scheduling a service appointment if it appears that replacement may involve a lot of work. As a rule of thumb, if it is situated under the hood or behind the glove box, it should be easy to remove, but if it sits behind the dash, call in the experts!

How Much Does a Cabin Air Filter Cost?

Prices vary according to the model, but generally speaking in the Bessemer area, they can run anywhere from $20 to $35. If you schedule a service visit, be sure to take advantage of our service specials, where you can save money on other maintenance services such as wheel alignment and tire service.

Change Your Cabin Air Filter at Edwards Chevrolet Co., Inc.

Need a cabin air filter replacement in Birmingham? Contact Edwards Chevrolet Co., Inc. online or call us today at 205-716-3292 to set up an appointment! We’ll service your vehicle in a timely manner, so you can get back to breathing easily on the roads of Trussville in no time. Looking for more service info? Our team can help you understand the function of your alternator and more!


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