How Often Do I Change My Cabin Air Filter?

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Many experts at the Frontier Toyota service center would recommend that you change your cabin air filter every 15,000 miles. Like with most services, it’s best to refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual for specific service intervals. The experts at Frontier Toyota can also help with recommendations based on driving conditions and your driving habits. Learn more about cabin air filters below before scheduling a service appointment for a cabin air filter replacement.

What Does a Cabin Air Filter Do?

Many drivers will visit our service center near Van Nuys asking what does a cabin air filter do? The cabin air filters clean the air as it passes through the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Its job is to make sure there is no dirt, dust, pollen, or other contaminants getting inside the cabin. However, over time, you will get a clogged cabin air filter that needs to get changed.

When to Change a Cabin Air Filter?

If you do a lot of driving in a city that has poor air quality or lots of construction, you drive in the desert or on dirt roads, or you even tend to do a lot of off-roading near San Fernando Valley on the weekends, you may have to change your cabin air filter more frequently. If you don’t know how often to change the cabin air filters, below are some signs to watch out for:

  1. Reduced airflow when climate control systems are on
  2. Lingering unpleasant odors
  3. Increasing dust settling on vehicle surfaces

Tips on Changing a Cabin Air Filter

  1. Refer to your owner’s manual to find where the filter is located. This determines how difficult or easy replacing the filter will be.
  2. Often the cabin air filter is behind the glove box or under the hood, which should be fairly accessible, but in some models, it’s under the dashboard, and that’s harder to reach.
  3. Protect yourself by wearing gloves and a mask in case it gets a little messy.
  4. Place the old filter in a garbage bag, and replace it with a genuine OEM part to ensure quality, durability, and fit, and to maintain the Toyota warranty.

What is the Cabin Air Filter Cost?

The cabin air filter cost will vary based on your vehicle, but you can expect to pay between $30 and $70. If you visit our service center and the vehicle is under warranty, some of the costs could be covered. You can order parts online, and peruse our parts and service specials for additional savings.

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Whether you need a tire rotation, oil change, battery inspection, or major repairs, trust the certified and factory-trained mechanics working hard in our service center near Lancaster to make sure your vehicle is safe to drive. Contact our service center for more information or to schedule your service appointment.

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