Cabin Air Filters: How, When, and Why You Should Change It

By Product Expert | Posted in Service, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, January 7th, 2021 at 5:59 pm
Hand holding cabin air filter

When Should I Change My Cabin Air Filter? 

When thinking about automotive maintenance the first thing that comes to mind is likely your oil and oil filter, as these are replaced most regularly. Another essential component is the cabin air filter and here at Battison Honda we often get asked, “When should I change my cabin air filter?” 

This guide from Battison Honda will not only answer the question of why you need a cabin air filter, but also the question of when. Dive into how, why, and when you should change your vehicle’s cabin air filter below.  


Read more: Top Tips for Sanitizing Your Vehicle’s Cabin


How Often Does a Cabin Air Filter Need to Be Changed? 

The cabin air filter is the filter that cleans incoming air through the vehicle’s air conditioning, heating, and ventilation system. With the cabin air filter in place, your vehicle’s air is kept free of debris, dust, and pollen.   

The cabin air filter inside of your vehicle should be changed roughly every 30,000 miles depending on your driving style. If you live in a more polluted area, such as a city, you may want to replace the cabin air filter more frequently.  

How to Change a Cabin Air Filter and Cost 

Mechanic holding cabin air filter

The average cabin air filter will cost you between $30 and $70. If your vehicle is still within its warranty you may be able to get some of your costs covered, either for the filter, labor, or both.  

If you’d prefer to change your cabin air filter at home, you can purchase your replacement here at the Battison Honda parts department. Once you’ve picked up your filter, follow these helpful steps to change your vehicle’s cabin air filter: 

  • Check your vehicle’s owner’s manual to find the correct cabin air filter for your vehicle as well as its location.  
  • Most cabin air filters can be accessed under the hood of the vehicle or below the dashboard.  
  • Remove the used filter and dispose of it properly.  
  • Insert a new filter and you’re good to go! 

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If you are in need of a new cabin air filter for your vehicle come visit us here at Battison Honda in Oklahoma City, OK. Schedule an appointment with a member of our service team if you are in need of automotive service or repair.  

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