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Keeping Your Fort Wayne Air Fresh When Driving With a Clean Cabin Air Filter

May 8, 2022

Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter?

A. A filter for your Fort Wayne house?
B. A fresh, piney scent?
C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?

Clever you, it's C.

A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your vehicle. It filters out common Indiana air particles like dust, pollen, spores, bacteria, pollutants, exhaust gas, odors and even sparrows.

These high tech filters can block particles larger than 3 microns. By contrast, a grain of sand is about 200 microns.

Not all Fort Wayne vehicles have cabin air filters. They are fairly new on the scene in Indiana. Last check, about 40 percent of new vehicles sold in Fort Wayne come with cabin air filters, but the number is growing every year.

Cabin air filters make driving a lot more pleasant for people in Fort Wayne. Your vehicle can be a haven during our Indiana allergy season with very little dust and pollen getting into the cabin. Of course, like all filters, the cabin air filter eventually gets clogged. When this happens, your heating and air conditioning flow can become restricted. The filter can even get kind of smelly.

Check your owner's manual for replacement guidelines. If your vehicle owner's manual doesn't mention your cabin air filter, ask your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at Tuffy Fort Wayne (W. Jefferson Blvd) for a recommendation. It's usually every year or 12,000 miles /19,000 kilometers. Change it sooner if you drive in dusty conditions around the Fort Wayne area, or if you start to notice a funky smell coming from your vents.

The team at Tuffy Fort Wayne (W. Jefferson Blvd) urges Fort Wayne drivers to keep their cabin air filter cleans. It may not help with your brother-in-law in the backseat, but it will make your driving experience around Fort Wayne more enjoyable.

Come by and we'll take a look at your cabin air filter for you.

Tuffy Fort Wayne (W. Jefferson Blvd)
5624 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804
260-436-5377
https://www.tuffywestjefferson.com

 

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