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Cabin Air Filter Replacements in Whitby

The inside of your car should feel like a breath of fresh air and be free from irritants such as dirt, dust and pollen. Your cabin air filter helps you say goodbye to pollen, dust and outdoor odours that your car is exposed to while in transit. Before going through your ventilation system, air passes through the cabin filter, making it an important tool that protects you, your passengers and your vehicle’s interior from debris that lives in the air.

Since you often don’t see it, the cabin air filter can be forgotten about when considering regular and proactive vehicle maintenance. But as we all know, just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it is not important. As the primary filter between the air you breathe and the outdoors' dirt and dust, it is important to visit Jiffy Lube® Whitby if you suspect your vehicle may be due for a cabin air filter replacement. Jiffy Lube® technicians are also trained to check your cabin air filter upon visiting the store for an oil change. When it comes to your cabin air filter, Jiffy Lube® has you covered!

How can I tell if I need a Cabin Air Filter Replacement?

Many cars have a dashboard notification that will let you know when to get your air filter replaced. But here are four common tell-tale signs, it is time to take your car to Jiffy Lube® Whitby for a cabin air filter replacement:

  1. Your fans are making more noise than usual
  2. There is a strange lingering smell
  3. Your air conditioning and heating is not as effective
  4. The fans are not outputting air with the same gusto as usual
  5. You want to maintain a healthy physical environment

Even if you do not notice any of these signs, we recommend getting your cabin filter replaced every 25,000 to 40,000 km, but this recommendation can change based on where you drive and the specific road conditions. If you find that you drive on dirt roads very frequently, a lot of dirt, leaves and twigs are likely to get stuck in your cabin filter. These larger items will block the cabin air filter and require it to be changed more frequently. Also, if you drive in a big city or a heavily polluted area, your filter will need to be changed often due to the build-up of smog and air pollutants. Our technicians at Jiffy Lube® Whitby would be happy to have a look at your cabin air filter and let you know if your cabin air filter needs a replacement.

With a dirty air filter comes a dirty car. When the filter is clogged and unable to catch the dirt and debris, air pollutants will make their way into the car, settling on the surfaces. This can not only be inconvenient to have to clean, but it is tough on human lungs. Maintaining a healthy physical environment is important as we enter seasons where Ontarians are more prone to colds, the flu and other viruses. A clean air filter can trap more foreign air particles such as mold, pollen, and dander, contributing to safer and cleaner air quality within your vehicle’s interior.

On top of the increase in pollutants entering your car, a dirty cabin air filter can lead to a reduction in air volume. With less air filtering through into your cabin, your HVAC system will have to work hard to heat and cool the air, making it less effective. If you have hunted for that smelly object but can’t seem to find what is causing the car to smell, it may be the cabin air filter. Reduced air circulation means that you will not be able to flush out any smells in the car, allowing them to settle in and linger.

Do you suspect your vehicle may be due for a cabin air filter change? Visit Jiffy Lube® Whitby and let’s get your Cabin Air filter replaced today. Drive In and Drive On with no appointment!