How Often to Change Cabin Air Filter?

Hand removing cabin air filter


Your cabin air filter is responsible for cleaning the air that passes through your vehicle’s ventilation system. When you’re driving around Columbus, your cabin air filter will work to keep dust, pollen, and other air contaminants from entering your vehicle’s cabin. Over time, your filter will deteriorate and will need to be replaced.

So, how often to change a cabin air filter? In most vehicles, the cabin air filter replacement interval is around every 15,000 miles. However, the cabin air filter replacement interval can vary depending on your specific model and usage. If you want a more specific answer to, “How often to change a cabin air filter?”, we suggest you visit our service experts or reference your owner’s manual. Learn more about cabin air filter replacements today at Celebration Kia!

Signs You Need a Cabin Air Filter Replacement

While the cabin air filter replacement interval is every 15,000 miles, there are signs you can look out for when you’re tackling your Delaware commute that might indicate you need a replacement. Additionally, if you regularly drive on dusty roads or through heavy-construction areas, you may need a cabin air filter replacement sooner rather than later. Let’s take a look at some signs you need a cabin air filter replacement:

  • Climate control system not cooling/heating quickly
  • Unpleasant/funky cabin smells
  • Increased dust

Performing Your Own Cabin Air Filter Replacement

Schedule a service appointment at our dealership and you’ll get to enjoy a cabin air filter replacement at a reasonable cost. Although this amount can vary, cabin air filter replacements can range anywhere from $30 to $70.

However, we understand many drivers like to do their own work in their Dublin garage. If you prefer to perform your own cabin air filter replacement, make sure to get a genuine OEM one from our parts department. Once you have the correct filter, here’s how to change your own cabin air filter:

  1. Reference your owner’s manual to determine where your cabin air filter is located. In many vehicles, you’ll find it behind the glove box or under the hood.
  2. If your cabin air filter is located in your dashboard, we recommend going to a professional as it can be more difficult to replace.
  3. Put on the necessary protective gear as a dirty air filter can sometimes be messy.
  4. Remove the dirty cabin air filter from your vehicle.
  5. Replace it with the new one, and take note of which way the airflow arrow is facing.
  6. Put everything back together and you should be all set!

Get Friendly Service & Expert Advice Today at Celebration Kia!

Leave the messy jobs up to the team at Celebration Kia. Our Lewis Center service center is staffed with a friendly and knowledgeable team that’s here to help you with all of your automotive needs. There’s no better place to get service performed than at our dealership service center. If you have any questions, you can always reach out to us for more information!

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