What does the cabin filter do?
When the car is moving, a great deal of air enters the passenger compartment through the vents of the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. This air contains dust, abrasive particles, soot, plant pollen, harmful gases, etc. Inhalation of these substances can cause respiratory problems and allergies. The cabin filter helps to solve this problem by cleaning the air supplied to the cabin.
Can I drive without the cabin air filter?
Removing the cabin filter won’t cause critical damage to the car. However, uncleaned air will get inside. Since the passenger compartment space is enclosed, the concentration of harmful substances in it can be several times higher than outside. In addition to harm to health, this may cause premature clogging of the heater radiator, as well as increased dust concentration in the cabin.
How often should the cabin filter be changed?
This part should be replaced on average every 15,000 km or once a year regardless of the mileage. It also needs to be changed in case of reduced ventilation efficiency, bad odours in the cabin, and windows fogging up.