How Often Do I Change My Cabin Air Filter?

Car Cabin Air Filter

If you find yourself guessing at how often to change the cabin air filter in your BMW vehicle, check your owner’s manual for routine maintenance guidelines. However, the ideal filter change frequency for your car can depend on many other factors as well. Your driving habits, typical weather conditions and terrain in Manchester, and other variables can all cause your cabin air filter to become dirty more quickly. Find out how often to change the cabin air filter in your car, and don’t hesitate to contact the BMW of West St Louis service center for more info!


What Does a Cabin Air Filter Do?

A cabin air filter’s job is to clean the air that passes through your car’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. It ensures you have clean air to breathe inside your cabin by keeping dirt, dust, pollen, and other contaminants from getting inside. Over time, reduced efficiency is unavoidable as the filter becomes clogged. To keep the air pristine inside your BMW X5, it’s important to know when — and how often — to change the cabin air filter.

How Do I Know When to Change the Cabin Air Filter?

If your daily driving in Ladue involves the following circumstances, your filter is likely to get dirty more quickly:

  • Areas with poor air quality
  • Lots of construction
  • Sandy desert roads
  • Dusty unpaved roads
  • Gravel surfaces
  • Off-roading

Keep your eye out for the following signs that it’s time to replace your cabin air filter:

  • Reduced air flow when climate control systems are on
  • Lingering unpleasant odors
  • Increasing dust settling on vehicle surfaces
Clean and Dirty Cabin Air Filter

How Much Does Changing a Cabin Air Filter Cost?

Looking for a replacement cabin air filter in Ballwin? Depending on the type of filter your vehicle needs, cabin air filter costs range between $30 and $70. Ordering parts online with BMW of West St Louis is easy, and we’re also proud to offer a rotating selection of service and parts coupons to drivers in the Ladue and Des Peres areas!


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