The cabin air filter in your car, truck, minivan, or SUV may not be a vital part of what keeps your vehicle running, but it’s still incredibly important! Without a cabin air filter in good condition, you’d find every drive to be much less pleasant. At Gurnee Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM, serving Waukegan and North Chicago, we’re proud to carry MOPAR OEM cabin air filters for your vehicle. If you’d rather not mess around with installing one, you’re in luck! Our technicians will gladly perform this service for you so that you can breathe easily once again.
Your vehicle’s HVAC system takes air from outside and brings it into the cabin. But the air around you is filled with contaminants, including dust, pollen, spores of mold, even leaves and bugs. These are all things that you don’t want in the cabin of your vehicle. The cabin air filter protects you from this debris. It’s made of a fibrous material that traps the contaminants, stopping them from getting into your cabin.
Over time, the contaminants that the cabin air filter traps begin to build up. When it does this, air can’t get through as easily. Your HVAC system will have to work harder for less output. Cold air won’t feel as cold, and warm air won’t feel as warm. Even the defogging feature may not work as well.
Replacing the cabin air filter is part of the 7,500-mile service recommended for all Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and RAM vehicles. Getting it changed at that interval is best. However, it’s possible that your cabin air filter could get clogged before that time. If you notice that your vehicle’s heater or air conditioning isn’t working as well as it should, or if you smell a stale, musty, or otherwise “off” odor inside your cabin, it may be time for a new cabin air filter.
When your car, truck, minivan, or SUV is in need of a new cabin air filter, head to Gurnee Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM, serving North Chicago. Our parts store is stocked with MOPAR OEM cabin air filters designed to fit your vehicle perfectly. If you’d like a technician to install it for you, our Xpress Lane service means you don’t even have to schedule an appointment!