If you've noticed a lingering odor in your vehicle, or if you're experiencing a decrease in your heating and air conditioning performance, then that's a cue that it may be time to change the cabin air filter.
Cabin air filters are important for promoting a healthier, more comfortable environment for you and your passengers. They remove contaminants like road dust, pollen, soot and other microscopic particles from the air that circulate inside your vehicle. This is especially important if you're one of the millions of Americans who suffer from hay fever and other allergy-related problems.
In addition to odor and pollutants, an unchanged filter can lead to a decrease in your heating and air conditioning performance due to restricted airflow through the cabin air filter. It can also cause your windows to fog up easily in “FRESH” mode. Fortunately, cabin air filters can be changed in as little as ten minutes at Gettel Toyota of Bradenton in Bradenton, FL, where we offer excellent service specials.
We recommend replacing your cabin air filter every 30,000 miles or 36 months under normal driving conditions. However, if you drive in dirty/dusty conditions, cabin air filter replacement may be required more often. When in doubt, check your vehicle’s Scheduled Maintenance Guide or simply come see us at Gettel Toyota of Bradenton in Bradenton, FL, where we proudly serve customers from Bradenton, Sarasota and Venice.