How Often to Change Your Cabin Air Filter

Hand removing cabin air filter

If you ask most automotive experts, they’ll recommend that you change your vehicle’s cabin air filter around every 15,000 miles. But, you can always consult your owner’s manual for more specific numbers and information. The specific cabin air filter change frequency for your vehicle will depend on several factors, so learn how often to change your cabin air filter with the service center at Allen Samuels Volkswagen, and visit our service center near Norman for all of your service needs. 

Cabin Air Filter Function

What does a cabin air filter do? Your vehicle’s cabin air filter is responsible for cleaning the air that passes through the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. The cabin air filter keeps out dirt, dust, pollen, and other debris from the interior cabin, keeping the inside clean. However, your cabin air filter will get clogged with too much debris over time, which can affect the quality of your vehicle’s interior. That’s why it’s important to have your cabin air filter replaced when necessary. 

When to Change Your Cabin Air Filter

If you drive often through roads with construction, debris, dust, and other things that can cloud the air, then this could impact when you need to replace your cabin air filter. You could also need to replace it sooner if you do a lot of Edmond off-roading. Here are some things to watch out for if you’re unsure of when to change your cabin air filter: 

  • Low airflow when air conditioning or heating is on
  • Unpleasant or unusual smells
  • Large dust levels settling on interior surfaces

Cabin Air Filter Cost

How much does an air cabin filter cost? This will depend on your vehicle, but most filters can cost between $30-$70 to replace. However, if your vehicle is still under warranty, some of the costs should be covered. You can take advantage of our service and parts specials at Allen Samuels Volkswagen to get a great deal on all of your service and repair needs. 

How To Change a Cabin Air Filter Step by Step

When it’s time to change your cabin air filter, you’ll be surprised to know that the process is simple. Change your cabin air filter by following these simple steps: 

  1. Locate the cabin air filter by consulting your owner’s manual. This will show you how easy or difficult it will be to access it. 
  2. Most of the time, the cabin air filter can be opened behind the glove box or underneath the hood. Sometimes, you’ll need to go under the dashboard, making it harder to access. 
  3. When you go to clean out the filter, be sure to wear gloves and a mask. 
  4. Throw the old filter in the trash, and replace it with a brand-new air filter. You can find the air filter you need from our parts store at Allen Samuels Volkswagen. 

For all of your service needs and more, schedule a visit to our service center in Oklahoma City. 

Replace Your Cabin Air Filter at Allen Samuels Volkswagen

Now that you know how often to change a cabin air filter, you can keep your vehicle’s inside clean and fresh on your Oklahoma City commute. Contact us for more service tips, service appointments, and more. 

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