Mildew, Musty Smell Coming From Your Car AC? Change Your Cabin Air Filter!

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Oftentimes, you hear more talk about water filters and air filters than you do about car filters. The thing is, your car filters are every bit as important. When somebody says car filters, they are usually referring to your car’s air filter, cabin air filter or the oil filter. Of the three filters mentioned above, the one that probably gets ignored the most is the cabin air filter. However, it is an essential part of your car’s ventilation system that removes pollutants from the air before they get inside the passenger compartment. Here’s one major reason why you should change your cabin air filter: roadways (especially highways during rush hour traffic) are some of the major sources of air pollution. While driving, you are breathing in air contaminated with exhaust fumes, soot and dust particles. All of these may pose a serious hazard to your health. Cabin air filters are designed to protect you against these dangers.

Have you ever had a musty smell coming from your car air conditioner? A dirty cabin filter could be the culprit. What about mildew smell coming from your car air filter? Again, a dirty cabin air filter could be the culprit. The point is, these filters are extremely important for proper air circulation in your car.

By now, you’re probably thinking that you should check your cabin air filter and get it changed immediately. Well I have good news for you. Changing your cabin air filter is easy and can be done on your own. Instead of wasting money for a professional to install it, take around 15 minutes and put it in yourself. It’s that easy! Don’t believe me? Watch the video below to see how to change a cabin air filter:

Now that you know changing it is easy, you’re ready to place your order. Browse through our collection of Purolator cabin air filter replacements and place the order for the correct filter for your car. If you need help finding it, no worries. Leave a comment on this blog, Facebook us, or call anytime Monday-Friday at 866-438-3458 and one of our filtration experts will be more than happy to help!

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To keep your car and engine running efficiently, sign up for our convenient auto delivery option so you will always have clean air and cabin filters. This option can be activated in your shopping cart or you will find it located alongside the description of your product.

A cabin air filter protects you from airborne dangers and lets fresh air circulate throughout your car more freely. No, a dirty cabin air filter won’t cause your car to breakdown. However, it can cause an increase in strain on your filter. This may not cause your car to breakdown, but there are a host of things that will. Don’t get caught off guard and check out our car maintenance checklist to keep you on the road.

For more information on your car’s cabin air filter, check out this video: