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Cabin Air Filter From Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Round Rock

February 3, 2016



Here is a questions for smart Round Rock auto owners What is a cabin air filter?

Is it:

  1. A filter for a house in the middle of the woods?
  2. A fresh, piney scent?
  3. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?

Clever you, it's 3.

A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment. It filters out dust, pollen, spores, bacteria, pollutants, sparrows, detrimental exhaust gas and odors.

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

Now not all vehicles in the Round Rock area have cabin filters. They are fairly new on the scene in Texas. About forty percent of new vehicles come with cabin air filters, but the number is growing every year.

Cabin air filters can make for a very nice driving environment for Round Rock motorists. Your car can be a haven during Texas allergy season with very little dust and pollen getting into the cabin. However, like all filters, your 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.

Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Round Rock
16410 FM 620
Round Rock, Texas 78681
512-310-5900


Check your automobile manufacturer's owner's manual for recommended replacement intervals. Often, the owner's manual forgets about the cabin air filter, so ask your friendly Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Center Round Rock service professional for a recommendation. It's usually every year or 12,000 miles/ 19,000 kilometers. Change it sooner if you drive in dusty Round Rock conditions or if you start to notice an odor from your ventilation system.

So, Round Rock auto owners, keep your cabin air filter clean. It may not help with your brother-in-law in the backseat, but it will make your driving experience more enjoyable.

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