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3 Reasons You Should Replace the Cabin Filters in the Winter

Cabin Air Filter Replacement - Sacramento Specialty Automotive

Cabin filters may be long forgotten until the air inside your vehicle becomes difficult to breathe. They can be easily written off as out of sight, out of mind. Changing the air filter is a relatively inexpensive service that usually takes less than an hour of wait time. Most drivers remember to change the cabin filter during their oil change service in the spring. However, the winter is just as important as the spring to replace the air filter. Below are three critical reasons you should replace your cabin filter during the winter.  

It increases the efficiency of the defroster.
The benefits of a clean cabin filter are more noticeable during the winter. New filters help the defroster perform efficiently. Clogged filters can cause the windshield defroster to struggle to clear during the winter due to the vents' restriction. Dirty filters that are neglected can take so much extra time to defrost the window that limits visibility, creating a more dangerous time.  

There are more particulate emissions during the winter.
In the morning, before you start your commute, you may let your vehicle idle as the engine warms up. During the winter, particulate emissions are higher when the engine is cold. The cabin air filter can prevent particulates from the exhaust from entering the cabin. If the cabin filter is clogged, it will become less effective, and the exhaust emissions can be irritating for those with sensitive respiratory systems.  

Clear the pollutants collected from the Fall and Summer.
The fall can cause the cabin filter to collect dust, leaves, bugs, and heavy pollen. The winter is the perfect opportunity to replace the cabin filter and give it a few starts. Any debris that cakes the filter can eventually cause heating and cooling issues. Replacing the filter now can prevent future heating issues.   

Cabin filter replacement in Sacramento, CA  

Sacramento Specialty Automotive is a family-owned auto repair shop that's been servicing the Sacramento community since 2001. Replacing the cabin filter is a quick service, and we offer a comfortable waiting area with free WI-FI for all of our guests. You can sit and enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee while you wait. If it's time to replace your cabin air filter, our team is currently offering new and existing customers 10% cabin air filter replacement. Click here to schedule an appointment! 

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