Cabin Air Filter Replacement 

Cabin Air Filter Replacement in San Bernardino: How Often Do You Need to Do It?

Even when the new-car smell has faded, the cabin of your car can still smell pleasant--or, at the very least, neutral. Whether you choose to use a fancy plug-in, or the classic hanging Christmas tree freshener, a big part of your cabin's air quality is all thanks to its filter. All modern cars have a cabin air filter (often located under the dashboard or behind the glovebox) that's quick and easy to replace, and doesn't cost very much to inspect and replace.

The interval in which you'll need to replace the cabin air filter in San Bernardino, though, can vary based on your personal preferences, your car, and your driving conditions. You can do this yourself at home, or you can ask one of the techs at Larry H. Miller Nissan San Bernardino to do it for you when you're next in for a service.

How Often Should You Change the Cabin Air Filter in Your Nissan?

The typical recommendation for a cabin air filter replacement is every 12,000 - 15,000 miles or once a year--sometimes less, sometimes more. Your vehicle's manufacturer will list their recommendation in your owner's manual, so be sure to check.

However, if you're driving in "severe conditions", like very hot or very cold climates, on dusty or unpaved roads, or in an area with a lot of airborne allergens and contaminants, you may need to change your air filter more often. If you suffer from environmental allergies, you may also want to consider leaning on the conservative side of a cabin filter change--choosing every 10,000 - 12,000 miles instead of every 15,000+ miles.

The signs of a dirty cabin air filter include:

  • Very dark coloring on the filter (visual inspection)
  • Noticeable odors and a bad smell that won't go away
  • Poor performance of the climate control system and A/C
  • Noticeable change in cabin air quality


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  1. Larry H. Miller Nissan San Bernardino

    735 Showcase Drive S
    San Bernardino, CA 92408

    • Sales: 833-884-9630
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