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Breathe Free in Kannapolis: Cabin Air Filter Replacement at Brothers Tire

Posted November 14, 2017 10:38 AM

There are a lot of new features, both optional and standard, on Kannapolis drivers' vehicles these days. One you may not have heard of is called a cabin air filter. Simply put, its job is to keep the air in the passenger compartment of your car nice and clean.

A cabin air filter is similar to the filter you use on your furnace at home in Kannapolis. Cabin air filters can catch particles down to three microns. By comparison, a grain of sand is 200 microns. So cabin air filters are effective against dust, dirt, pollen, mold spores and most pollutants in our Kannapolis area atmosphere. Good news if you suffer from any types of allergies, or if you live in an area in North Carolina prone to air pollution.

Cabin air filters are generally located in the engine compartment or under the dashboard. They can be tricky to access and replace, so you'll probably want to go to your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at Brothers Tire to get it done. Check your vehicle owner's manual to find out if your vehicle is equipped with a cabin air filter and how often it should be changed. Recommendations vary, but generally a cabin air filter should be changed every 12,000 to 15,000 miles (19,000 to 24,000 kilometers).

Of course, if you are an allergy sufferer in Kannapolis, you may want to replace it more often. Also, if you do a lot of driving in polluted or dusty areas in North Carolina, you'll also want to shorten the cabin air filter replacement period. Dirty air filters just don't work well, and they can exude an unpleasant odor if ignored for too long.

Most Kannapolis folks know that good car care includes keeping your vehicle clean, including the air inside the passenger compartment, so changing your cabin air filter should be part of your routine preventive maintenance. It's good auto advice as well as good medical advice that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You really shouldn't wait until the interior of your car starts to smell and your eyes start to water before you change your filter. And trying to cover it up with a dangling green pine tree is not the right answer, either!

Cabin air filters can be a welcome relief to Kannapolis allergy sufferers, but they're also a great idea for anyone in North Carolina who just wants to breathe better.

Brothers Tire
1216 N Main St
Kannapolis, North Carolina 28081
(704) 933-2203

 



Fresh Air Inside Your Car in Kannapolis

Posted July 11, 2017 12:36 PM

Air quality has certainly become a hot issue in our modern world. We install air filters on our ventilation systems and in our vacuum cleaners. There's a filter that cleans the air going into our vehicle's engine — so why not one for the air in the passenger compartment?

Foreign and domestic vehicle manufacturers haven't been ignoring the issue. Cabin air filters are becoming a standard feature on newer vehicles. These filters can clean particles out of the air down to three microns, which accounts for pollen, dust and most pollutants. Kannapolis residents who suffer from allergies or have a respiratory disorder should be a lot more comfortable. And even if you don't have a medical need for the filter, the cleaner air in your car just might help you breathe better, figuratively as well as literally.

Cabin air filters are still fairly new in the Kannapolis area, so you'll have to check your vehicle owner's manual to see if you have one. If you do, your routine car care will have to include changing the filter as part of your preventive maintenance. The owner's manual will give recommendations on how often the filter has to be changed, but if the air where you live in North Carolina is particularly dirty or if you're prone to hay fever, you may want to change it more often.


Your friendly service advisor at Brothers Tire can also offer suggestions on how often to change your cabin air filter in your Kannapolis area. They're the ones who actually see the dirty filters, after all.

There is no standardized location for cabin air filters. Kannapolis residents can usually find them in the vehicle engine compartment or under the dashboard, but they might be somewhere else. So the ease of changing the filter will depend on its location. Some are readily accessible, but others make you wonder how they got installed in the first place. Bring your car into Brothers Tire and we will locate your cabin air filter for you.

However, if you have a newer vehicle, it's good auto advice to find out if it has a cabin air filter. If it does, you should change the filter regularly. A sure sign that a filter needs to be changed is that the interior of your vehicle will start to smell bad. That smell is exactly how some Kannapolis drivers discovered that they had cabin air filters in the first place!

Cabin air filters are just one more way we have to stay safe, stay healthy and stay on the road in North Carolina.

Brothers Tire
1216 N Main St
Kannapolis, North Carolina 28081
(704) 933-2203



Keeping Your Kannapolis Air Fresh When Driving With a Clean Cabin Air Filter

Posted March 06, 2017 04:37 AM

Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter?

A. A filter for your Kannapolis house?
B. A fresh, piney scent?
C. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?

Clever you, it's C.

A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment of your vehicle. It filters out common North Carolina air particles like dust, pollen, spores, bacteria, pollutants, exhaust gas, odors and even sparrows.

These high tech filters can block particles larger than 3 microns. By contrast, a grain of sand is about 200 microns.

Not all Kannapolis vehicles have cabin air filters. They are fairly new on the scene in North Carolina. Last check, about 40 percent of new vehicles sold in Kannapolis come with cabin air filters, but the number is growing every year.

Cabin air filters make driving a lot more pleasant for people in Kannapolis. Your vehicle can be a haven during our North Carolina allergy season with very little dust and pollen getting into the cabin. Of course, like all filters, the cabin air filter eventually gets clogged. When this happens, your heating and air conditioning flow can become restricted. The filter can even get kind of smelly.

Check your owner's manual for replacement guidelines. If your vehicle owner's manual doesn't mention your cabin air filter, ask your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at Brothers Tire for a recommendation. It's usually every year or 12,000 miles /19,000 kilometers. Change it sooner if you drive in dusty conditions around the Kannapolis area, or if you start to notice a funky smell coming from your vents.

The team at Brothers Tire urges Kannapolis drivers to keep their cabin air filter cleans. It may not help with your brother-in-law in the backseat, but it will make your driving experience around Kannapolis more enjoyable.

Come by and we'll take a look at your cabin air filter for you.

Brothers Tire
1216 N Main St
Kannapolis, North Carolina 28081
(704) 933-2203

 



Breathe Deep in Kannapolis With a New Cabin Air Filter

Posted January 09, 2017 08:46 AM

Poor interior air quality is nothing to sneeze at, and Kannapolis auto owners might be interested to know that more and more new cars are coming equipped with a cabin air filter. Check your vehicle owner's manual, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles (19,000 to 24,000 kilometers).

The filter is usually under the vehicle hood or under the dashboard. Some are a little tricky to get to, so you'll want to have your friendly and knowledgeable Brothers Tire service advisor take care of replacing them.

As we said, many Kannapolis people don't realize they have a cabin air filter and come to Brothers Tire saying "my vents are smelling bad." It usually turns out to be a dirty cabin air filter. A switch out and they're on their way, smelling sweet.

Kannapolis residents who suffer from allergies can really benefit from a cabin air filter as it keeps irritants to a minimum. If you're one of them, you'll want to replace your filter regularly.

If you do a lot of driving in dusty or polluted Kannapolis conditions, you'll need to change your cabin air filter more often.

Give us a call.

Brothers Tire
1216 N Main St
Kannapolis, North Carolina 28081
(704) 933-2203

 



Kannapolis Drivers: Get Fresh Air Inside Your Car

Posted January 17, 2013 12:00 PM

Let's talk about air quality in Kannapolis. It's a global issue, but affects us wherever we are. Many decades ago, Kannapolis drivers began to become aware of how air pollution negatively affects health. But what about the air inside your vehicle?

Now, it's only been in the last few years that cabin air filters have become common in Kannapolis. 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 North Carolina where there's a lot of dust, pollen or pollution, you may need to change it more often.

You can also ask your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at Brothers Tire in Kannapolis. 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 people haven't heard of them – even those who have cabin air filters in their vehicle. Brothers Tire service advisors have discovered that many Kannapolis customers who complained about an unpleasant odor in their vehicle simply had a dirty cabin air filter. 

Brothers Tire
1216 N Main St
Kannapolis, North Carolina 28081
(704) 933-2203



Breathe Deep With Your Cabin Air Filter

Posted May 31, 2012 12:00 PM

Bad air quality while you're driving around Kannapolis is nothing to sneeze at. But seriously, more and more vehicles these days come equipped with a cabin air filter. Since they're fairly new on the scene, a lot of folks don't know about them yet.

These filters clean the air in the passenger compartment, or cabin, of your car or truck. They do the same job as the furnace filter you have at home. They can filter out particles as small as three microns. By contrast, a grain of sand is about 200 microns.

So your cabin air filter can clean out dust, pollution, pollen and spores to keep the air in your car nice and clean. And just like your furnace filter, they need to be replaced when they get dirty. Check your owner's manual or ask your service advisor at Brothers Tire, but they typically need to be replaced at around 12,000 to 15,000 miles (19,000-24,000 kilometers).

The filter is usually either under the hood or under the dashboard. Some are a little tricky to get to, so you'll want to have Brothers Tire take care of replacing them.

As we said, many people don't realize they have a cabin air filter and go to their shop complaining about a funky smell in the ventilation system. It turned out to be a cabin air filter that was long overdue for replacement – really dirty and starting to smell. A quick replacement and they were on their way and smelling fine.

Kannapolis residents who are allergy sensitive can really benefit from a cabin air filter, as it keeps allergens to a minimum. If you're one of them, you'll want to stay on top of your filter replacement schedule.

Of course if you do a lot of driving around the Kannapolis area in dusty or polluted conditions, you'll need to change your cabin air filter more often.

Brothers Tire
1216 N Main St
Kannapolis, North Carolina 28081
(704) 933-2203



Cabin Air Filter From Brothers Tire

Posted March 27, 2012 12:00 PM

Here is a questions for Kannapolis drivers: What is a cabin air filter?

Is it:

  1. A filter for a house in the middle of the woods?
  2. A fresh, piney scent?
  3. A filter for the passenger compartment of your car?

Clever you, it's 3.

A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment. It filters out dust, pollen, spores, bacteria, pollutants, sparrows, exhaust gas and odors.

These high tech filters can block particles larger than 3 microns. By contrast, a grain of sand is about 200 microns.

Now not all vehicles in the Kannapolis area have cabin filters. They are fairly new on the scene in North Carolina. About 40 percent of new vehicles come with cabin air filters, but the number is growing every year.

Cabin air filters can make for a very nice driving environment for Kannapolis. Your car can be a haven during North Carolina allergy season with very little dust and pollen getting into the cabin. However, like all filters, your cabin air filter eventually gets clogged. When this happens, your heating and air conditioning flow can become restricted. The filter can even get kind of smelly.

Check your vehicle's owner's manual for recommended replacement intervals. Often, the owner's manual forgets about the cabin air filter, so ask your friendly and knowledgeable Brothers Tire service advisor for a recommendation. It's usually every year or 12,000 miles/19,000 kilometers. Change it sooner if you drive in dusty Kannapolis conditions or if you start to notice an odor from your ventilation system.

So, Kannapolis drivers, keep your cabin air filter clean. It may not help with your brother-in-law in the backseat, but it will make your driving experience more enjoyable.

Brothers Tire
1216 N Main St
Kannapolis, North Carolina 28081
(704) 933-2203