Vehicle maintenance is one of the important tasks you need to do if you want to keep your vehicle in good condition and avoid unexpected breakdowns that would require you to spend a lot of money. Some maintenance tasks seem obvious to everyone, such as oil and filter changes, but for others you may not always be aware of them. Today we’re going to focus on a less known but equally important maintenance task, how to change the cabin filter on my car? For this, first we’ll see where the cabin filter on your car is, and secondly how to change this famous filter, also called pollen filter.
Where is the cabin filter on my car?
So let’s start our article with location of the cabin filter on your car. Depending on the year of your vehicle and the series, the filter can be located in three different places, we will now detail these two locations.
Passenger compartment filter located in the engine compartment
To find the cabin filter of your car, we advise you to look at the side of the engine compartment, indeed, it is one of the most popular places for car manufacturers. This is one of the most popular places for car manufacturers. This is simply because this is where the vehicle’s external air intake is positioned. This is where your car will supply air to your passenger compartment. It is generally located just below the windscreen, at the level of the air vents, you can access it through the hood of your car, it will be in a plastic box.
Cabin filter which is under the glove box
The second possible location for the cabin filter on your car is under the glove compartment of your car. This is the easiest place to access, you will just have to lie down and look under your glove box and you should see a black box containing the pollen filter, just unclip it to access your filter.
Cabin filter which is under the dashboard
Finally, last place where the cabin filter on your car can be located is under your dashboard, to access it you will have to remove your glove box which is usually held by clips or a screw. Once this is done, you should see the black box it is in.
How to change the cabin filter of my car?
Finally, we will now see how to change the cabin filter of your car? Although this is a rather simple step, it must be done at the right time to avoid problems on your vehicle.
When to change the cabin filter on car?
The big question for most car owners is when to change this filter, because we know that you have to change it every 20,000 kilometres; don’t hesitate to consult our article on the removal of the oil change indicator light; however, for the cabin filter, it’s a whole other question. It should be changed every year if you use your vehicle regularly or every two years if you drive in the country and only make short trips. The purpose of this filter is to filter out air impurities, allergens and exhaust gases. Do not hesitate to change it more regularly if you drive in France.
How to remove the cabin filter on my car?
Last but not least, the last step that surely draws you to this guide, how to remove the cabin filter from your car? This step is actually very simple. Once you’ve found the location of the filter, all you have to do is to unclip the box in which it is located and gently pull it out. Be careful when taking it out to look carefully in which direction it is positioned (you will often find an arrow that gives the direction of the air), so remember to position your new filter in the same direction. You just have to close and re-clip the box and you’re done changing the cabin filter of your car.