While the air outside your truck may seem clean and clear, it’s actually filled with microscopic pollutants such as pollen, dust, soot and smog. For most people, these are just minor annoyances. But if you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from asthma or allergies, contaminants like these can cause sneezing, blurry vision or headaches that may affect your ability to safely drive.
But your cabin air filter can be your first line of defense against harmful environmental allergens. In fact, a premium cabin air filter can remove up to 98 percent of particles – including those much finer than a human hair – before you can ever breathe them. This is especially important considering how many hours you spend in your truck each day, especially if you sleep in your cab at night.
But how do you know when it’s time to replace your cabin air filter? Here are a few tips:
- At a minimum, your cabin air filter should be replaced every 12,000 to 15,000 miles. However, be sure to consider the season. You can extend the life of your filter by replacing it after pollen season has ended.
- Watch for excess dust in your cab. A clogged cabin air filter will allow contaminants to enter the truck, where they’ll accumulate on flat surfaces.
- Clogged filters reduce air flow into the truck, which means your cabin could develop a musty smell.
When it’s time to replace your cabin air filter, contact your authorized Volvo dealer to make sure the job gets done right. Our dealerships carry a wide range of replacement options, including premium filters designed to remove micron- and sub-micron-sized particles, and hypoallergenic models that include carbon and baking soda to remove offensive odors. And we’ll check that filter at every oil change to be sure it’s still working at peak performance.
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