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Achoo! Allergies Can Affect Your Vehicle Too!

You may be surprised to learn that allergies can, in fact, affect your vehicle, and in turn, affect you. Your vehicle’s cabin air filter is responsible for keeping these pesky allergens out of your vehicle. Without a properly working cabin air filter, you may find yourself reaching for those tissues and hand sanitizer. 

Your cabin air filter is a feature commonly found on most late-model vehicles. It will clean any air that comes into your vehicle’s cabin through the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system. It prevents any dust, pollen, or any other material from entering your car. If you have allergies or respiratory problems, it is easy to see how a worn or damaged cabin air filter can negatively affect you. 
How often does your cabin air filter need replacing? The answer will vary by the manufacturer, but typically a qualified technician should replace your air filter every 12,000 to 15,000 miles. This can depend on how often you drive and where. For example, if you drive in heavy traffic in an urban area with poor air quality, you might need to replace your air filter annually, or if you live in a desert climate, you would need to replace your air filter more frequently. 

D&K Automotive is located at 712 E 18th Street in Antioch, California. Schedule an appointment with our team, and we will make sure your vehicle’s cabin air filter is keeping those allergies out and away from you and your family. 


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