Gary's Auto Tech: Farmington Hills, Michigan Auto Repair
||

Complete Auto Repair

Fast, Friendly Service

Same Day Service

We Build Customers For Life!

Full Line Auto Repair with Certified Mechanics

Car Care Tips

Breathe Free in Farmington Hills: Cabin Air Filter Replacement at Gary’s Auto Tech

There are a lot of new features, both optional and standard, on Farmington Hills drivers' vehicles these days. One you may not have heard of is called a cabin air filter. Simply put, its job is to keep the air in the passenger compartment of your car nice and clean.

A cabin air filter is similar to the filter you use on your furnace at home in Farmington Hills. Cabin air filters can catch particles down to three microns. By comparison, a grain of sand is 200 microns. So cabin air filters are effective against dust, dirt, pollen, mold spores and most pollutants in our Farmington Hills area atmosphere. Good news if you suffer from any types of allergies, or if you live in an area in MI prone to air pollution.

Cabin air filters are generally located in the engine compartment or under the dashboard. They can be tricky to access and replace, so you'll probably want to go to your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at Gary’s Auto Tech to get it done. Check your vehicle owner's manual to find out if your vehicle is equipped with a cabin air filter and how often it should be changed. Recommendations vary, but generally a cabin air filter should be changed every 12,000 to 15,000 miles (19,000 to 24,000 kilometers).

Of course, if you are an allergy sufferer in Farmington Hills, you may want to replace it more often. Also, if you do a lot of driving in polluted or dusty areas in MI, you'll also want to shorten the cabin air filter replacement period. Dirty air filters just don't work well, and they can exude an unpleasant odor if ignored for too long.

Most Farmington Hills folks know that good car care includes keeping your vehicle clean, including the air inside the passenger compartment, so changing your cabin air filter should be part of your routine preventive maintenance. It's good auto advice as well as good medical advice that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You really shouldn't wait until the interior of your car starts to smell and your eyes start to water before you change your filter. And trying to cover it up with a dangling green pine tree is not the right answer, either!

Cabin air filters can be a welcome relief to Farmington Hills allergy sufferers, but they're also a great idea for anyone in MI who just wants to breathe better.

Gary’s Auto Tech
29403 Grand River Ave.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
(248) 477-4295
http://www.garysautotech.com

 

Latest Posts

Categories

Air Conditioning
Automotive News
Brakes
Cabin Air Filter
Cooling System
Did You Know
Drive Train
Engine Air Filter
Exhaust
Fluids
Fuel Economy
Fuel System
Keys to a long lasting vehicle
Maintenance
Older Vehicles
Parts
Serpentine Belt
Service Intervals
Service Standards
Shocks & Struts
Steering
Suspension
Timing Belt
Tires and Wheels
Transmission
Windshield Wipers

Archives

December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
June 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016