Simple Answers from George Rempel Auto Centre: Cabin Air FilterSep 5th, 2014
My car has a bad odor when I run the heater or air conditioner. My friend said I might need a new cabin air filter – what's that?
George Rempel Auto Centre Answer:
A cabin air filter is a special filter that cleans the air that comes into the Winnipeg drivers' passenger compartments – or cabin – of their vehicles. Most new vehicles sold in MB now have a cabin air filter. A cabin air filter catches dust, pollen, spores and other pollutants before they can get into your cabin. It's kind of like the filter on your furnace in your Winnipeg home, cleaning the air you breathe inside your vehicle.
As Winnipeg drivers can imagine, it eventually gets filled up and can even start to get smelly. So – you just have it replaced. Now some are really easy to access and others are tougher to get to. Your friendly and knowledgeable George Rempel Auto Centre will be able to take care of it for you.
Your 's owner's manual likely has a recommendation for when to replace the cabin air filter. If you live and drive in MB where there is a lot of dust, pollen or pollution, the filter will fill up more quickly. Of course, if you're getting a bad odor, bring it to the attention of your friendly and knowledgeable George Rempel Auto Centre service advisor.
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