Guy's Automotive
14611 N Nebraska Ave TAMPA, Florida 33613 | (813) 975-9307


My car has a bad odor when I run the heater or air conditioner. My friend said I might need a new cabin air filter – what's that?

Guy's Automotive Answer:
cabin air filter is a special filter that cleans the air that comes into the drivers' passenger compartments – or cabin – of their vehicles. Most new vehicles sold in now have a cabin air filter. A cabin air filter catches dust, pollen, spores and other pollutants before they can get into your cabin. It's kind of like the filter on your furnace in your home, cleaning the air you breathe inside your vehicle.

As drivers can imagine, it eventually gets filled up and can even start to get smelly. So – you just have it replaced. Now some are really easy to access and others are tougher to get to. Your friendly and knowledgeable Guy's Automotive will be able to take care of it for you.

Your 's owner's manual likely has a recommendation for when to replace the cabin air filter. If you live and drive in where there is a lot of dust, pollen or pollution, the filter will fill up more quickly. Of course, if you're getting a bad odor, bring it to the attention of your friendly and knowledgeable Guy's Automotive service advisor.

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