CABIN AIR FILTER
Nearly all late model vehicles are equipped with a cabin air filter, which should not be confused with the engine air filter. These days, drivers rarely roll down their windows—most vehicles have air conditioning, the windows insulate against noise, and the air in urban areas is often polluted. As a result, the cabin air needs to be filtered to remove pollen, mould, odours, smoke, dust, and other pollutants that can affect passengers’ health.
The cabin air filter is part of the ventilation, heating, and air conditioning system and can capture extremely small particles. Each vehicle’s user manual will indicate the manufacturer’s recommendation for how often to replace the filter. It may need to be replaced more often if you frequently travel in dusty conditions. A certified NAPA AUTOPRO technician will be able to answer any questions you may have.
The cabin air filter is often located behind the glovebox. A certified NAPA AUTOPRO technician can change it quickly during a routine inspection.