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Change the Cabin Air Filter & Breathe Cleaner Air

New cabin air filter vs old cabin filter

  • Time to Change Your Cabin Air Filter
  • With the pine pollen season behind us, now is a good time to change out your cabin air filter. Over time, the cabin air filter becomes less effective when it has done it's job filtering dust, debris, smoke and pollen from entering the cabin of your vehicle. “With our dusty roads and heavy particles in the air we suggest an annual change of the cabin air filter, “ says Bill Greeno, owner of Quality Automotive Servicing. Greeno also mentioned that anyone who drives dirt roads or who attends Burning Man should be especially diligent about the annual change. The cabin air filter began appearing in vehicles in 2002. It prevents dust, pollen, dirt and other pollutants from entering your car through your A/C and heat vents. With the driving conditions we experience everyday on our mountain roads, a clean cabin air filter will keep you breathing easier.

Other Filters on Your Vehicle

There are two other filters on your vehicle that need to be changed regularly; the air filter and the oil filter. The oil filter should be changed at every oil service. We recommend a high quality filter in order to keep particles from entering the engine and potentially saving you from costly repairs down the road. With longer intervals between oil changes, it is especially important to not settle for a lower quality oil filter. The air filter filters air running through the engine, so it too will become compromised if it is full of debris, dirt and pollen. Changing the air filter may be an easy way to get better performance from your vehicle as well.

Premium Products Are Worth the Price

Quality Automotive Servicing uses a premium quality products not available at most discount chains, auto parts stores or even dealerships. As a rule of thumb, if you pay a little more for these products, you are getting better protection for your engine and extending the life of your vehicle.