The outdoors offers so many experiences, and when you’re behind the wheel of a Toyota model, the possibilities of what you can do are endless. However, the outdoors also brings contaminants that you can breathe in, even while inside your vehicle. Pollen, pollution, dust, bacteria, and exhaust gases can sneak into your car. This is why your cabin air filter is also important.
At Franklin Toyota, we welcome both new and returning customers near the Statesboro, Metter, and Sylvania, Georgia, area to take advantage of our cabin air filter replacements and service today. To learn more about this feature and what our service center can provide to you, keep reading ahead.
Just like your engine has a filter to keep out contaminants, your cabin has a filter that does the same. Located in your car’s heating and air conditioning system is the cabin air filter.
Made from pleated multi-fiber materials, it takes the outside air and traps the dirty particles you don’t want to be breathing, stopping them from entering your cabin. This can include dust, pollen, bugs, leaves, and other airborne materials, so you and your passengers can breathe clean air. This is especially crucial for those who suffer from allergies, asthma, and other breathing issues.
After knowing why this vehicle component is so important, you may be asking how often to replace cabin air filters. Over time, cabin air filters become clogged and need replacing. Professionals suggest changing your air filter every 12,000 miles to ensure the air in your cabin is clean and contaminant free.
However, if you drive in highly polluted areas or travel on dusty roads frequently, it’s smart to change it every 5,000 miles. If you or someone you commute with has allergies, asthma, or other respiratory conditions, you may want to change it even more often.
If you don’t know the last time you changed, chances are your car will let you know when it needs a new one. If you notice any of the following, see the certified technicians in our service department about a cabin air filter replacement right away:
If you choose to ignore the warning signs, your cabin filter will become clogged with dirt and debris. This leads to a lack of efficiency, meaning you might breathe in these harmful air pollutants while inside your vehicle.
A clogged air filter may also lead to a compromised HVAC system. This’ll not only affect your air quality, but the volume as well, reducing it by nearly half of what it should be. Foul odors can also form in your vehicle, especially when using the heater or air conditioning, so make sure to change your cabin air filter when recommended.
At our Toyota dealership’s service center, we’re proud to stock a number of affordable and genuine cabin air filters that will complement your Toyota model. Our certified technicians will also be happy to take care of this for you, so you can ensure the filter is properly installed and working at its best.
When you visit our service center for a cabin air filter inspection, you can also enjoy:
There’s no better time to start breathing fresher and cleaner air inside your car, so schedule your appointment today! When you arrive for service, we'll carefully inspect your filter to determine if a replacement is needed. If it has abundant life left in it, we'll clean it and get you on your way.
Should it be time for a new filter, the Franklin Toyota service advisor assisting you will introduce you to quality, genuine Toyota options and will install your top choice. We thank you for allowing our Toyota service center to handle your cabin air filter requests and look forward to catering to all your auto service needs near the Statesboro, Metter, and Sylvania, GA, area.