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Let's Clear the Air with Cabin Air Filters

Let's Clear the Air with Cabin Air Filters

With Spring upon us, it’s the perfect time to check your cabin air filter! For starters let’s clear the air about what a cabin air filter does. (Pun intended!) The sole purpose of the cabin air filter is to reduce airborne particles such as pollen, dust, dirt, smoke, mold spores, exhaust gases, smog, and odors from invading the cabin of your vehicle. Now, it’s not to be confused with an engine air filter! Both are similar, one just covers a different area of the vehicle. Simplest way to remember this is that the engine air filter-filters the air in the engine, the cabin air filter does the same but for the cabin of the vehicle. The inexpensive cabin air filters are made up of paper and a mixture of other fibrous materials. The filters have pleats to better catch and hold the contaminants. However, the high-end filters, most times have charcoal embedded in them and or enhanced with antimicrobial which protects against mold, mildew, odor and bacteria- as well as produc ... read more

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