How Often Do I Change My Cabin Air Filter?

Hand removing cabin air filter

While most automakers recommend that your cabin air filter be replaced every 15,000 miles, it’s best to check your owner’s manual for model-specific information on how often to change the cabin air filter. It is also a good idea to consult your local North Myrtle Beach-area authorized service center to get recommendations based on driving conditions, driving habits, and climate. Learn more about cabin air filters in this guide from the service team at Bell And Bell GMC. If it’s time to get a new cabin air filter installed in your truck or SUV, schedule an appointment at our service center in Little River today! 



What Does a Cabin Air Filter Do?

The cabin air filter is an important component in your vehicle and regularly replacing it is part of your basic maintenance schedule. What does a cabin air filter do? The cabin air filter keeps dirt, dust, pollen, and other contaminants from getting inside the cabin through the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. Over time a cabin air filter will get dirty and clogged, which will affect your vehicle’s interior air quality. 

How Do I Know When to Change a Cabin Air Filter?

You may need to change your cabin air filter more frequently if you drive in a city with poor air quality or lots of construction, or if you often drive on dirt roads or use your vehicle for off-roading outside of Myrtle Beach. If you aren’t sure how often to change your cabin air filter, here are some signs that indicate it’s time to replace it: 

  1. Reduced air flow from your climate control system
  2. Lingering unpleasant odors
  3. An increase in the amount of dust settling on vehicle surfaces

Tips on How To Change a Cabin Air Filter

Consult your owner’s manual to find out where the cabin air filter is located. Often the cabin air filter is behind the glove box or under the hood, which should be fairly accessible, but in some models it’s under the dashboard, which is more difficult to reach. Removing a dirty air filter can get messy, so you should protect yourself by wearing gloves and a mask. Place the old filter in a garbage bag, and replace it with a genuine OEM cabin air filter to ensure quality, durability, and fit, and to maintain your GM warranty.

How Much Does a Cabin Air Filter Cost?

The price of a cabin air filter replacement in the Conway area is typically between $30 and $70. If you go to an authorized service center and your vehicle is still under warranty, some costs may be covered. Feel free to contact the parts team at Bell And Bell GMC to find out how much a cabin air filter will cost for your specific make and model. We carry authentic GMC cabin air filters in our parts center, and for your convenience you can order parts from us online.

For Expert Service and Genuine Auto Parts 

If you want to find out how often to change a cabin air filter or if it’s time for your next oil change or other routine maintenance, head on down to Bell And Bell GMC. Make sure to check out our current service coupons and specials to see how much you can save when you have your vehicle serviced at our dealership in Little River. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to our service team.

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