Let’s talk about air quality in Boulder. It’s a global issue, but affects us wherever we are. Many decades ago, Boulder motorists began to become aware of how air pollution negatively affects health. But what about the air inside your vehicle?
Cabin air filters are now coming on most new family cars in Boulder. These filters clean the air in the passenger compartment. They can filter particles down to three microns, so that’s good enough to clean out dust, pollen and most pollutants. If you suffer from allergies in Boulder, this is very good news. Your car can be a haven during your Boulder commute.
Now, it’s only been in the last few years that cabin air filters have become common in Boulder. You can look in your owner’s manual to see if you have one. If you do, there’ll be a recommendation for replacing it when it gets dirty. If you live in an area of Boulder where there’s a lot of dust, pollen or pollution, you may need to change it more often.
You can also ask your cheerful John’s Auto Care service advisor in Boulder. How hard is it to change an air filter on a car? It depends on your vehicle. Some are quite accessible; others take some doing to get to them. They’re usually in the engine compartment or under the dashboard.
Because cabin air filters are so new on the scene, some Boulder people haven’t heard of them – even motorists who have cabin air filters in their family car. John’s Auto Care service advisors have discovered that many Boulder customers who complained about an unpleasant odor in their family car simply had a dirty cabin air filter.