Usually, when a vehicle air filter is mentioned, people understand the engine air filter’s importance and the need to replace it. Another air filter in the vehicle is also important, the filter between the air conditioning unit and the passenger cabin. This filter provides quality breathable air for the driver and passengers, which is important for the health of people who ride in the car on a daily basis. Much like the filter in your home’s air conditioner or HVAC unit, the cabin air filter needs to be replaced regularly to assure your health and the proper function of the air system in your car as it runs each time you drive.
Whether you drive on dusty rural roads or smog-filled city areas, the cabin air filter is constantly removing unwanted molecular debris from the air you breathe while driving. Like any other filter, it can become clogged over time. The cabin air filter is designed in the car’s circulation system for a reason, to assure you and your family or other passengers are breathing clean and healthy air. If the filter remains clogged, it will block the air circulation system and prevent it from providing fresh air. Instead, it will either break the system or allow contaminants in the air, which might agitate allergies or cause breathing problems.
When the cabin air filter stops working altogether, it will either block the system and put extra strain on the air conditioning compressor, or crumple and fold, allowing contaminated air to enter the car’s passenger compartment. It may not seem like a big deal for the air conditioner to stop working, older model cars didn’t even always have air conditioners, but it is part of modern vehicle design. The windshield defroster may blow out warm air but is actually using the air conditioning unit when it is working. Modern cars may be using the air conditioner at times when the driver isn’t aware it’s on, working much like a home heat pump to transfer warm and cold air into or from the passenger cabin as needed.
For Chevrolet Buick GMC cabin air filter replacement, give us a call or schedule an appointment online to meet with one of our trained technicians in the fully equipped shop we offer. We can also combine multiple services with your cabin air filter replacement to make your visit more efficient. While you wait, enjoy the convenience of the amenities you’ll find in our customer waiting area. We look forward to serving you!