Many of today's vehicles, 2000 or newer, are equipped with Cabin Air Filters that clean the air coming into the passenger compartment. These filters remove allergens before they can enter the small space in which we spend so much time. During the spring and hot summer months, contaminants such as pollen, dust, mold spores and smog, can easily enter through the A/C, heating and ventilation systems, making the air in the car six times dirtier than the air outside.
Motorists can protect themselves from these contaminants by replacing the cabin air filter annually or more often in areas with heavy contaminants, or whenever heating or cooling efficiency is reduced. There are about 30 million vehicles in North America that have these filters, however many people have never heard of them or even know if their vehicle has one. If the cabin air filter is not replaced, it can cause musty odors in the vehicle, and over time, the heater and air conditioner may become damaged by corrosion. A dirty or clogged filter can also cause contaminants to become so concentrated in the cabin that passengers actually breathe in more fumes and particles when riding in the car compared to walking down the street.
Stop by Kirtec Auto Services, Surrey's neighborhood repair facility, today at 5825 136 Street or call 604-598-0898 to make an appointment to have your cabin air filter checked or replaced. You will breathe easier once you do.