How Often Do I Change My Cabin Air Filter?

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When looking at vehicle maintenance, you may not know how often to change a cabin air filter. Most experts across the auto industry agree that your cabin air filter should be replaced every 15,000 miles. However, you’ll want to check your owner’s manual to see the exact recommendations for your make and model or speak with our service center team in Phoenix to get more personalized recommendations based on driving habits, climate, and more. Discover how your cabin air filter works, as well as signs it’s time to change it, below with Jaguar North Scottsdale. 

What Does a Cabin Air Filter Do?

What does a cabin air filter do? The cabin air filter has the important job of cleaning the air that travels through the heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems of your vehicle. Helping you breathe easy, it works to prevent dirt, dust, pollen, and other contaminants from getting inside the cabin. Over time, this filter can get clogged, making it hard for it to do its job properly. 

When Should I Change the Cabin Air Filter? 

There can be multiple reasons why you may need to change your cabin air filter more frequently than recommended- from driving in a city with poor air quality to taking your vehicle on dirt roads. If you’re unsure how often to change your cabin air filter, look for the following signs that it’s time for a replacement: 

  1. Decreased air flow from the climate control system
  2. Increased dust on interior surfaces
  3. Unpleasant odors are lingering

Tips & Tricks for How To Change a Cabin Air Filter

  1. Your owner’s manual will provide the location of your cabin air filter, which will determine how easy or hard it is to replace the cabin air filter.
  2. Many times the cabin air filter can be found in easily accessible places like under the hood or in the glove box, however, some models may have it located under the dashboard, which could prove to be more of a challenge to replace on your own. 
  3. If attempting to replace yourself, you’ll want to wear a mask and gloves in case things get messy. 
  4. After disposing of your old cabin air filter, you’ll want to replace it with a genuine OEM filter. This ensures you get the best quality, durability, and fit, and helps maintain your vehicle’s warranty. 

What Does Changing a Cabin Air Filter Cost? 

Replacement cabin air filter costs can range between $30 and $70 depending on the model of your vehicle. To find out the costs for your Jaguar, contact us our Jaguar North Scottsdale service center. We can check our service and parts specials to make sure you’re getting a great price!

Rely on Jaguar North Scottsdale for Certified Service and Genuine Parts

If you think it’s time for a cabin air filter replacement, schedule an appointment at our service center today near Peoria. Or, if you want to attempt a DIY replacement at home, order your cabin air filter replacement from our parts center today! 

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