Cabin air filters clean the air that comes into the car or truck through the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; providing a comfortable driving experience by trapping pollen, dust, and debris before it gets into the cabin of the vehicle. Common on most newer vehicles, cabin air filters should be replaced on an annual basis; however, the driving conditions can dictate if this interval is enough or not. Individuals who drive in heavily forested, dusty or with poor air quality may find that they need to change their filters more frequently as they become clogged faster.
A clogged cabin air filter may not only make your vehicle smell bad, but it can also have an effect on the airflow from your vents. If you find minimal air flow, or significant noise when you turn your vents onto full blast, you should speak to your OK Tire Service Advisor.
While filters do range in price, they can be an easy swap for someone with the right tools. Filters can be conveniently located in the glove compartment or more challenging areas such as behind the dash.
Curious about what your filter looks like? Ask your service advisor.