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Should I Change an Air Filter Before Spring?

There are a lot of great things about the beginning of spring. Yuma might not have to deal with harsh winters like some area, but the beginning of spring is still something to celebrate. There is always some excitement in the air as spring signals our approach towards summer.

Of course, spring also means that there are a lot of flowers in bloom. For some people, it doesn’t mean much, but for others, it means stuffy heads and a lot of sneezing. The best way to avoid it would be to stay indoors, but that isn’t an answer for most people. So, how do we protect ourselves and our cars from the pollen?

When to Change an Air Filter

As with most car-related maintenance questions, there are a few variables that factor into when you need to change a cabin air filter. First, let’s take a second to remind ourselves as to what this filter does. When you’re using any sort of climate control, it pulls in air from the outside and that air is run through the cabin air filter. This helps keep out any pollen, allergens, or dirt that might be in the air. This helps keep your cabin as clean and healthy as possible.

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The A/C vents of a car

You can usually tell a filter needs to be replaced when your car starts to smell a bit musty when you turn on the air conditioning. It is also a good idea to change it every 15-30,000 miles. Your owner’s manual will have more specific suggestions. With how dusty it can be in Yuma, or if you go off-roading often, you should change it more often.

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Toyota Service in Yuma, AZ

You can trust the technicians at Alexander Toyota to get your car looking and feeling fresh with genuine OEM parts. If you have any questions, then please give us a call if you have any questions and we’ll be happy to help.