Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter?

A. A filter for your Minnesota house?
B. A fresh, piney scent?
C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?

Clever you, it’s C.

A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your car or truck. It filters out common Minnesota air particles like dust, pollen, spores, bacteria, pollutants, exhaust gas, odors and even sparrows.

These high tech filters can block particles larger than 3 microns. By contrast, a grain of sand is about 200 microns.

Not all Kennedy Transmission Brake & Auto Service motorists have cabin air filters. They are fairly new on the scene in North Dakota . Last check, about forty percent of new vehicles sold in Minnesota come with cabin air filters, but the number is growing every year.

Cabin air filters make driving a lot more pleasant for Minnesota auto owners. Your car or truck can be a haven during our Minnesota allergy season with very little dust and pollen getting into the cabin. Of course, like all filters, the cabin air filter eventually gets clogged. When this happens, your heating and air conditioning flow can become restricted. The filter can even get kind of smelly.

Check your owner’s manual for replacement guidelines. If your car or truck owner’s manual doesn’t mention your cabin air filter, ask your kind and professional service advisor at Kennedy Transmission Brake & Auto Service for a recommendation. It’s usually every year or 12,000 miles / 19,000 kilometers. Change it sooner if you drive in dusty conditions around the Minnesota area, or if you start to notice a funky smell coming from your vents.

The team at Kennedy Transmission Brake & Auto Service urges Minnesota drivers to keep their cabin air filter cleans. It may not help with your brother-in-law in the backseat, but it will make your driving experience around Minnesota more enjoyable.

Come by Kennedy Transmission Brake & Auto Service in Minnesota and we’ll take a look at your cabin air filter for you.

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