When spring rolls around, we all have a long list of tasks to tackle. Everything from thoroughly dusting the house to packing up your heavy winter coats seems to eat up your free time. All too often, the importance of caring for your car gets ignored after harsh winter driving conditions and preparing it for the heat of summer.
While the idea of adding preventive maintenance for your vehicle to your list might seem daunting, one of the best things you can do in the spring is to have your vehicle’s cabin air filter changed. It is easy to overlook this routine task, so we’ve put together our top three reasons why it’s a springtime necessity.
Pollen’s a Problem
Perhaps the most important reason to change your cabin air filter is to ensure you won’t be breathing in all the pollen from outside. While a filter should normally be changed every 12,000 to 15,000 miles, it is often a good idea to change it at the end of pollen season too. Otherwise, allergens might end up blowing through your vents as the filter deteriorates.
Clean Air, Clean Car
With the unpredictable weather that accompanies spring, your air conditioning is sure to get a ton of work, placing more strain than ever on your filter. When this happens, pollen isn’t the only thing that can come through your vents. If a filter isn’t changed regularly, gunk can build up and eventually start blowing into the main cabin. This can quickly turn a recently detailed car into a dusty mess.
Efficiency Is Key
While cabin filters may help you breathe easier, they also help keep things running smoothly. A dirty filter can result in your heater core or air conditioner becoming clogged, reducing overall efficiency and causing a headache down the road.
Changing your cabin air filter can be a painless process and relatively inexpensive. Any of Mighty’s thousands of partner facilities across the nation will be able to help and get you back on the road in no time.
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