How Often Should I Change My Cabin Air Filter?

Cabin air filter being replaced


Some Fort Myers drivers have asked us at Val Ward Cadillac how often to change a cabin air filter. Most auto industry experts and manufacturers recommend that you change your cabin air filter about every 15,000 miles. However, check your owner’s manual for your Cadillac model-specific information. Learn more about cabin air filters here, and then schedule a service appointment at Val Ward Cadillac to have our certified service technicians change your cabin air filter.

What Does a Cabin Air Filter Do?

A cabin air filter cleans the air that passes through the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems of your vehicle as you drive around Cape Coral and beyond. It helps keep out dust, pollen, dirt, and other contaminants that would otherwise get inside your cabin. Over time cabin air filters become clogged with gunk, which will reduce your vehicle’s interior air quality.

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

If you experience poor air quality around Naples as you drive, or go through lots of construction zones or dirt roads, or take your vehicle off-roading, you might need to change your cabin air filter more frequently. If you aren’t sure how often to change your cabin air filter, here are some warning signs to look for:

  • Increasing dust settling on vehicle surfaces
  • A reduction in airflow when your climate control system is on
  • Lingering unpleasant odors

Tips on How To Change a Cabin Air Filter

  1. First, use your Cadillac owner’s manual to locate your cabin air filter. This will impact how difficult or easy it is to replace the cabin air filter and the cost of replacement.
  2. The cabin air filter is often located behind the glove box or underneath the hood, which should be reasonably accessible. In some Cadillac models, it’s under the dashboard, which is harder to reach.
  3. Protect your health by wearing a mask so that dust from your dirty air filter doesn’t enter your lungs while changing it.
  4. Make sure you always use Cadillac OEM parts to ensure quality, durability, fit, and, most importantly, maintain your Cadillac warranty.

How Much Does a Cabin Air Filter Cost?

How much does a cabin air filter cost? It depends on your vehicle. Typically, a cabin air filter replacement costs between $30 and $70. If you go to a Cadillac authorized service center and your car or SUV is still under warranty, some costs could be covered. You can also order Cadillac parts online. Remember to check our rotating parts specials and service specials to see if you can save some money.

Val Ward Cadillac is Always at Your Service

For your next cabin air filter change, oil replacement, tire rotation, or any other auto care needs, turn to Val Ward Cadillac near Bonita Springs. We are always at your service and ready to help! Contact us today!

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