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Changed the filter in your car lately? The cabin filter?



“Sure, I have them change the oil filter every time I have an oil change.”

Well, that’s a good idea, but that’s not the filter I was asking about. Actually, I was talking about …

“You were talking about the air filter. Absolutely: I change that probably about once a year.”

That’s also a good idea but …

“OK, OK, you’re trying to trick me here but it won’t work. You’re talking about the fuel filter, aren’t you?”

Well, no. Actually, there’s another filter in most cars these days.

“Don’t tell me. Just give me a minute … I’m drawing a blank.”

That’s OK. A lot of people don’t know about the cabin filter in their car.

“The cabin filter?”

Yes, it’s a filter that cleans the air coming into the car’s cabin, you know, where people ride. When you turn on the heat or the air conditioning, or even if you simply open the vent for ‘fresh’ air, the cabin filter cleans the air before it reaches you.

“What does it filter?”

Oh, just about anything you wouldn’t want to breathe if you can avoid it – dust, exhaust fumes, pollen, bacteria. The cabin filter is also known as the micron filter. It’s great for people who have allergies or for cars driven by smokers, since it also cleans the air you re-circulate in the car. It even improves the way your car smells inside.

“Wow, I had no idea. You know, I’ll get busy and change my cabin filter this coming weekend.

You can do that. However, depending on your vehicle, it can be a little tricky. In some cases, you might even have to disassemble panels from the dashboard. You might want to let your mechanic handle that for you.

“I do have an oil change coming up pretty soon. Maybe, I’ll have it done then.”

Good thinking. By the way, if you’re looking for a great place to have your oil changed and to have your cabin filter replaced, as well as any other auto repairs you might need, I know a great spot to bring your car.

“Where is that?”

Performance Unlimited in Ringwood. They have a great reputation for doing the job right the first time.

“What’s they’re number?”

You can call them at 815-728-0343 or, if you want, you can check them out on the Internet at www.4performanceunlimited.com.

“Hey, thanks for the help.”

My pleasure.
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