Professional Auto Care
Many drivers have heard about oil, fuel and air filters, but you may not know about the one your vehicle uses responsible for cleaning the air you breathe - the cabin air filter.
Function: Prevents airborne particles from entering the vehicle's cabin; some designs also remove odors, fumes and smoke.
Signs of Wear: Excessively dirty filter element, poor cabin ventilation/airflow (Blower motor damage could occur if a plugged filter goes unchanged for a long period of time).
The cabin air filter is responsible for catching debris from the outside air before they enter the cabin compartment of the vehicle. This filter is to be replaced every 12,000 to 15,000 miles, once per year or as needed.
An easy way to understand this filter is thinking of it like your home air conditioning filter. Depending upon what kind of filter you purchase for your home you change it every month, three months, or six months. This helps your home run more efficiently and prevent the continuous cycling of pollutants.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the indoor air we are exposed to is 70% more polluted than the outdoor air. The studies also reveal that Americans spend 90% of their time indoors. The average American spends between 600 to 900 hours per year in their vehicle and, just like your home, your vehicle has an air filter to catch debris before they are blown into the cabin compartment and in your face. This filter is what limits pesky pollen getting into the cabin and, thus, on you so the filter being functional is especially important during allergy season.
Have your vehicle filtering system checked by an ASE Certified Technician. Our PAC Courtesy Check℠ includes the inspection of the engine air filter and the cabin air filter. Schedule service today to visit our auto repair facility on the southwest side of Houston. (713) 270-0474
Professional Auto Care is an award-winning family owned and operated auto repair shop located in southwest Houston. It has been run by the same family, the Serratos Family, for nearly 35 years. Professional Auto Care services Domestic, Asian as well as select European vehicles. We are known for our professionalism, transparency and quality of work. Since our humble beginning in 1983, we always strove to provide the best, most reliable service in Houston with a hint of the personal touch. The founders, Everardo and Claudia Serratos, are still involved with the daily operations of the car maintenance and auto repair shop.