How Often Do I Change My Cabin Air Filter?

Hand removing cabin air filter

Your cabin air filter is often an afterthought to your vehicle maintenance schedule. However, having a new cabin air filter allows you and your passengers to enjoy better indoor air quality when your vehicle’s AC or heater is running on hot or cold days in Waco. We’ll go over how often to change your cabin air filter and how it functions with our handy guide from Allen Samuels Auto Group.



How Often to Change a Cabin Air Filter In Your Vehicle

Most auto experts suggest changing your cabin air filter about every 15,000 miles. You should still check your owner’s manual for the correct intervals for changing the cabin air filter that applies to your exact make and model.

What Does a Cabin Air Filter Do?

A cabin air filter cleans the air entering your car’s ventilation, heating, and air conditioning systems. Much like your engine’s air filter, the cabin air filter is designed to keep dirt, pollen, dust, and other pollutants from getting inside your cabin. Also like your engine air filter, the cabin air filter gets clogged over time, which impacts your vehicle’s interior air quality. The cabin air filter certainly does an important job, especially if allergens are in the air.

Signs You Need to Replace Your Cabin Air Filter

As you drive around Aransas Pass and there is smoke in the air or lots of construction, and the odors linger for several days afterward, you may need to change the cabin air filter. Another issue is driving on dirt roads beyond Hutchinson.

There are other signs to look for that indicate it’s time to change your air filter:

  • Reduced airflow when your heat or
  • You see more dust than usual settling on your vehicle’s surfaces
  • Lingering unpleasant odors

How To Change a Cabin Air Filter Yourself

  1. Look in your owner’s manual to find where the filter is.
  2. See where the cabin air filter is located, usually behind the glove box, under the hood, or behind the dashboard.
  3. Wear gloves and a mask when removing the dirty air filter.
  4. Follow the instructions in your owner’s manual.
  5. Place the old filter in a garbage bag.
  6. Replace the old filter with a new OEM part to ensure the highest quality, fit, and durability.

You can order your cabin air filter through our parts center. If changing the cabin air filter is too difficult or time-consuming, our service center is happy to help with replacing the item and giving you an estimate on the cabin air filter cost.

How Much Does Changing a Cabin Air Filter Cost?

Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, the cabin filter cost for a replacement can be between $35 and $100. The size of the filter largely determines the price.

Get a New Cabin Air Filter From Allen Samuels Auto Group

Whether it’s an oil change, battery replacement, or any type of car maintenance, our service center team stands ready to assist you! Contact us to schedule a service appointment with our team at a location near you!


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