When it comes to general automotive repair and upkeep, renewing the cabin air filter most likely isn’t at the top of your to-do's. In fact, it's probably not on your mind at all.
Cabin air filters often live in the shadows of their more famous siblings, the engine air filter, and oil filter. Drivers generally aren't aware of the existence, but they're unfortunately just as relevant.
If a well-trained automotive technician is working on your vehicle, they'll know the importance of a cabin air filter.
The purpose of the cabin air filter is to keep the air inside your vehicle's cabin clean, which poses the next question: what does a bad cabin air filter do?
A dirty air filter, which is quite common in most vehicles, prevents the correct amount of clean air from getting to the engine. When the engine isn't getting enough clean air the emission controls systems of the car will be impacted.
Air flow will be reduced, and the air-fuel concoction will cause damage to the spark plugs. What are the symptoms of a bad air filter? A soiled cabin air filter can have adverse impacts on an air conditioning system and even your EPA ratings.
In summary, if you want your engine to start having a tough time starting, go ahead and ignore your cabin air filter.
If not, schedule a service appointment at our Honda dealership in Lafayette, Louisiana. Talk to our service department about our service options and access a special price on Honda cabin air filter replacement!