Cabin Air Filter Service Near Savannah, MO
Cabin Air Filter Service at Victory Chevrolet of Savannah
A part of your vehicle that often does not get much thought is your cabin air filters. This component does a lot of good when you drive around Savannah, Kansas City, or St. Joseph, especially during the heat of summer. The air we breathe is full of particles like pollen, dust, dirt, and even living things like bugs. When you drive, the air outside comes through your engine, especially when you have air conditioning turned on. As air is drawn in, if there were no filter, more of these particles would get into the cabin. If you have allergies to pollen, dust, smoke, spores, or smog, the unfiltered air could cause more upper respiratory issues. If you or a passenger have environmentally triggered asthma, unfiltered air could be potentially lethal. This is where Victory Chevrolet of Savannah can help with our cabin air filter service.
Air Filter Functions
The most obvious function of air filters is to filter the air, but it does more than just filter the air that flows into the cabin of your car, truck, or SUV. It also filters air that goes through your air conditioner. If your filter is clogged with pollen, spores, dust, smog, and all the particles, your air conditioner must work harder to cool the air that enters the cabin. It will not only take longer for the cabin to get cool, but as the A/C system works harder, it wears out much faster. This can lead to costly repairs and replacements down the road later.
How Often Should Replacement Occur?
Your owner’s manual has manufacturer’s recommended schedules for all your vehicle’s maintenance needs, including air filter replacement. Usually this is done between 15,000 and 30,000 miles, but if you live on a gravel or dirt road out in the country, you will need to have it done more. If you live in a busy metropolitan area or highly industrialized area, you may have increased smoke and smog, requiring the filter to be replaced more frequently. If you are not sure if or when you had your cabin air filter replaced, here are some signs that it may need to be done:
- Unpleasant odors that linger in your vehicle are present.
- Airflow when climate control systems are on is weak or restricted.
- Dust begins to accumulate more on interior surfaces of your vehicle.
If you notice any of these signs, it may be time to have your air filter replaced. Bring your vehicle to Victory Chevrolet of Savannah for our cabin air filter service. Our friendly and knowledgeable team of service technicians will gladly look at your vehicle’s filters. A good time to have your filters checked is when you come in for our oil change service.
If you need air filter service, oil change service, wheel alignment, brake service, battery service or any other kind of maintenance done to your vehicle, schedule an appointment online, give us a call or drop by Victory Chevrolet of Savannah and set up a time for your routine maintenance today.