Keeping Your Livonia Air Fresh When Driving With A Clean Cabin Air Filter
Posted in Cabin Air Filter on October 25, 2013
Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter?
A. A filter for your Livonia house?
B. A fresh, piney scent?
C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?
Clever you, it’s C.
A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your SUV. It filters out common Livonia air particles like dust, pollen, spores, bacteria, pollutants, exhaust gas, odors and even sparrows.
These high tech filters can block particles larger than 3 microns. By contrast, a grain of sand is about 200 microns.
Not all Detroit motorists have cabin air filters. They are fairly new on the scene. Last check, about forty percent of new vehicles sold in Livonia come with cabin air filters, but the number is growing every year.
Cabin air filters make driving a lot more pleasant. Your SUV can be a haven during our Livonia allergy season with very little dust and pollen getting into the cabin. Of course, like all filters, the cabin air filter eventually gets clogged. When this happens, your heating and air conditioning flow can become restricted. The filter can even get kind of smelly.
Check your owner’s manual for replacement guidelines. If your SUV owner's manual doesn't mention your cabin air filter, ask your friendly service specialist at All Night Auto Repair for a recommendation. It’s usually every year or 12,000 miles / 19,000 kilometers. Change it sooner if you drive in dusty conditions around the Detroit area, or if you start to notice a funky smell coming from your vents.
So keep your cabin air filter clean. It may not help with your brother-in-law in the backseat, but it will make your driving experience around Livonia more enjoyable.
Come by All Night Auto Repair in Livonia and we'll take a look at your cabin air filter for you.