WHY REPLACING YOUR CABIN AIR FILTER IS IMPORTANT
I think we can all agree that breathing in clean air is important. That’s why we have air filtration systems in our houses and even our cars! Changing your Cabin Air Filter can be forgotten, which is why we’d like to remind you when and why this vehicle maintenance task is important.
The first and possibly most obvious reason to replace your Cabin Air Filter, is to protect yourself from breathing in harmful pollutants or allergens. This filter is the one thing standing between the road and the interior of your vehicle. You’d try to hold your breath if you were standing right next to another vehicle’s dirty, fuming exhaust pipe, right? By regularly changing your Cabin Air Filter, you can ensure that you’re breathing in fresh air. If you have noticed your vehicles air seems musty, it could be time to get that filter checked out at Berger’s Quick Service Lanes.
The next reason we recommend replacing your Cabin Air filter is to improve heating and air conditioning systems in your vehicle. If your Cabin Air Filter is filled with dirt and must, your heating and A/C will have to work extra hard to push air through the filter. This can reduce the efficiency of your vehicle overall.
Lastly, a clogged filter can negatively affect your fuel efficiency. Because the heating and A/C must push harder to get air flow, your vehicle engine must adapt and work harder as well. Inevitably, your vehicle uses more energy to combat the clogged filter.
Chevy recommends changing your Cabin Air Filter every 15,000 miles, but it is always a good idea to have your filter checked when you are in for any service, and that’s where we come in! Whether you’re a DIY-er or like to bring your vehicle to the shop to have it serviced, Berger is here for you! Our parts department sells replacement filters for all GM makes and models. If you’d like a certified service expert to change your filter for you, visit our Quick Service lanes and we’ll get you taken care of!