Air Filters 101
Who Breathes What?
When it comes to air filters, both you and your car are breathing filtered air whether you realize it or not. In North Carolina, we are fortunate to live in a climate with mild winters and warm summers. The drawback from all of this beautiful, humid weather is that it produces a great deal of pollutants that become airborne. It is the Air Filter's job to remove the pollutants permitting you and your car to breathe easier.
What is a Cabin Air Filter?
The air that you breathe inside the cabin of your car is filtered through a Cabin Air Filter. Very similar in function to the furnace filter in your home, Cabin Air Filters trap a wide range of irritating and harmful pollutant particulates and provide fresher air for you and your passengers. A dirty Cabin Air Filter will contain such environmental pollutants as: pollen, mold spores, bacteria, smoke, road dust, exhaust chemicals, dust mites, etc.
When Should I Change the Cabin Air Filter?
Cabin Air Filters should be changed every 30,000 miles. Not only will a New Cabin Air Filter improve the quality of the air inside your vehicle, but it will also significantly improve the air flow from your vehicle's heating and air conditioning system. A New Cabin Air Filter can also eliminate that stale, musty odor you may smell from the air vents.
What is an Engine Air Filter?
That air that your car's engine breathes is filtered through an Engine Air Filter. Again, similar to the furnace filter in your home, Engine Air Filters trap the same pollutant particulates and provide fresher air for your vehicle to operate.
When Should You Change the Engine Air Filter?
Engine Air Filters should be changed every 30,000 miles. A New Engine Air Filter will increase gas mileage, reduce emissions, allow optimal air-flow and improve engine performance. Having your Engine Air Filter changed regularly will protect the engine and vital internal engine components from excess wear and damage that result in potentially expensive engine repairs.