How Often Do I Change My Cabin Air Filter?

Hand removing cabin air filter

You may not realize it, but one part of regular vehicle maintenance is to change the cabin air filter. It keeps the air you breathe inside the cabin clean as you drive around Lake City. Do you know how often to change the cabin air filter? Our service team experts suggest changing your cabin air filter every 15,000 miles



You should check your owner’s manual for the correct intervals for your make and model to discover how often to change your cabin air filter. If you have questions, contact our service team at Macke Motors, Inc.. You can also schedule a service appointment at your convenience if you want to bring your vehicle in to take care of this routine maintenance.

We invite you to learn more about how often to change your cabin air filter. Read our guide to discover everything you need to know!

What Does a Cabin Air Filter Do?

A cabin air filter cleans the air entering your car’s air conditioning and heating system. It keeps dirt, pollen, dust, and other pollutants from getting inside your cabin. You and your passengers will breathe easier thanks to the cabin air filter. Over time, this filter naturally gets clogged as it keeps more stuff out of your cabin. When it gets too much stuff in it, your dirty cabin air filter will impact your vehicle’s interior air quality. 

Signs You Need to Change a Cabin Air Filter

Do you notice more smells in your cabin as you drive around Carroll or Lake View? Do you drive on dirt roads or frequently visit a dry climate? You may need to change your filter more often than the recommended interval.

Look over some signs that indicate you need to change your cabin air filter:

  • Reduced airflow when your air conditioner or heater is on
  • You see more dust than usual settling on your vehicle’s surfaces
  • Lingering unpleasant odors

How to Change a Cabin Air Filter

While not as easy as changing an engine air filter, switching out a cabin air filter can be something you do at home on your own.

  1. Look in your owner’s manual to find where the filter is. 
  2. Usually, the cabin air filter is located behind the glove box or under the hood. In some vehicles, the cabin air filter is behind the dashboard and is more challenging to reach.
  3. Wear gloves and a mask when removing the dirty air filter, especially if you have allergies. 
  4. Place the old filter in a garbage bag before you throw it in the trash can.
  5. Replace the old filter with a new Chevrolet OEM part to ensure the right fit and durability for your make and model. Order your cabin air filter through the Macke Motors, Inc. parts center near Fort Dodge.

How Much Does Changing a Cabin Air Filter Cost?

Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, the cabin air filter cost for replacement could land between $35 and $100. If you bring your vehicle in for service, you’ll have to pay for the part and labor. Don’t forget to check our service specials to see if you can save money!

Rely on Macke Motors, Inc. for Service

Ready for world-class service in Lake City? Contact us or call (800) 262-6629 to take care of your vehicle’s regular maintenance. Our service technicians can handle oil changes, battery replacements, putting on new tires, brakes, and any repairs you need. 

Trust the service team at Macke Motors, Inc. near Lake View to take care of you! Want to know more? Check out our tips and tricks on auto care. We’re happy to help in any way we can! 

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