Your car’s cabin air filter doesn’t exactly impact how it performs on the road, and a lot of drivers might not even consider replacing it if they don’t know its importance.
Your cabin air filter is a vital element of your vehicle’s climate control system. It keeps allergens and dust from blasting out of your air conditioning vents and into your face, and can also filter out some of the pollution you face sitting in traffic in densely populated areas like here in New Jersey.
Recommendations for air filter replacement can vary. Different sources and manufacturers will say anywhere between every 8,000 and 16,000 miles, although Toyota recommends 15,000 miles if you drive in dusty and polluted conditions or up to 30,000 miles otherwise.
The best thing to do is check. Sometimes, an old air filter will produce bad odors or excessive noise when the heat, AC, or fan is cranked, but a bad air filter doesn’t always produce obvious signs. That’s why it’s good to get in there and check what condition it’s in. It’s typically located behind the glove box, and your Toyota owner’s manual will be able to point the way.
If the air filter is all clogged up, seriously discolored, or worn out and torn, it’s definitely time for a new one. In that case, get in touch with our Toyota parts department to order a high-quality Toyota replacement cabin air-filter.
And if you’re uncomfortable tracking down or replacing your air filter on your own, you can schedule service with the experienced team here at our Toyota service center in Morristown. We can easily perform the service you need for your vehicle, from simple swaps like an air filter to major fixes and repairs.