How Often to Change a Cabin Air Filter

Hand removing cabin air filter

Across the industry, it is generally agreed upon that your cabin air filters should be replaced every 15,000 miles. If you look into your owner’s manual, there will be specific service instructions and intervals for your model of vehicle. Another option is to consult with your local Cox Chevrolet service center to get a recommendation. This may help, depending on where you live, and it may change how often you should get your air filters replaced. Cox Chevrolet is here to help you learn more about cabin air filters. Schedule a service appointment to change your filters today! 

How Does a Cabin Air Filter Work?

The air filter works by collecting the dirt, dust, pollen, and contaminants that pass through the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems of your vehicle. Its main function is to keep the air inside the cabin clean, but with time, it will get clogged and affect the quality of air pumping through your vehicle.

How Do I Know When to Change My Cabin Air Filter?

If you’re driving in a city or area with poor air quality, dirt roads, or you take your vehicle off-roading, you probably need to replace your cabin air filters more frequently. If you are driving around Tampa and notice any of these signs, then it may be time to replace your filters: 

  • Reduced air flow when climate control systems are on
  • Lingering unpleasant odors
  • Dust settling on vehicle surfaces

How To Change a Cabin Air Filter

  1. Using your owner’s manual, determine where your cabin air filter is located. 
  2. Oftentimes, the location is either behind the glove compartment or under the hood. It should be fairly accessible, but in some cases it will be under the dashboard, making replacement a bit more difficult. 
  3. Wear gloves and a mask when replacing the filter. Over time there is a lot of build up, and replacement can get quite messy. 
  4. Dispose of your filter in a garbage bag and use an OEM part to replace it. This ensures quality and durability. You can order new parts through our service department. 

What is the Replacement Cabin Air Filter Cost?

The price range for replacing a cabin air filter ranges from $30 to $70. This changes depending on the vehicle. If you go to authorized service centers, and you still have a warranty on your vehicle, then that cost may be covered. It’s also possible to order your replacement part online or explore our service offers to see how you can save money. Maybe you’ll find just what you need!

Cox Chevrolet is here to help!

When you’re going in for your routine maintenance like an oil change or tire rotation, you can rely on Cox Chevrolet to get the job done right. Our certified technicians are here to help you. We’ll get your maintenance done fast and efficiently, so you can get right back on Palmetto roads. 


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