Dearholt AutoCare

7201 Wyoming NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109

505.857.0868

Fresh Air Inside Your Car in Albuquerque

Posted on July 08,15 by truck2

Air quality has certainly become a hot issue in our modern Albuquerque 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 pickup’s engine — so why not one for the air in the passenger compartment?

Foreign and domestic auto 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. Rio Rancho auto owners 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 Corrales, so you’ll have to check your pickup 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 essential 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 NM is particularly dirty or if you’re prone to hay fever, you may want to change it more often.

Your personable Dearholt Auto Care service specialist can also offer suggestions on how often to change your cabin air filter in your Corrales area. They’re the ones who actually see the dirty filters, after all.

There is no standardized location for cabin air filters. Albuquerque drivers can usually find them in the pickup 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 Dearholt Auto Care and we will locate your cabin air filter for you.

However, if you have a newer pickup, 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 pickup will start to smell bad. That smell is exactly how some Corrales motorists 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 Albuquerque.

Keeping Your Albuquerque Air Fresh When Driving With A Clean Cabin Air Filter

Posted on September 06,13 by truck2

Pop quiz: What is a cabin air filter?

A. A filter for your Albuquerque 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 pickup. It filters out common Albuquerque 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 Corrales auto owners have cabin air filters. They are fairly new on the scene. Last check, about forty percent of new vehicles sold in Albuquerque come with cabin air filters, but the number is growing every year.

Cabin air filters make driving a lot more pleasant. Your pickup can be a haven during our Albuquerque 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 pickup owner’s manual doesn’t mention your cabin air filter, ask your personable service specialist at Dearholt Auto Care 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 Corrales area, or if you start to notice a funky smell coming from your vents.

So 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 around Albuquerque more enjoyable.

Come by Dearholt Auto Care in Albuquerque and we’ll take a look at your cabin air filter for you.

Cabin Air Filter From Dearholt Auto Care

Posted on February 22,13 by truck2

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 have cabin filters. They are fairly new on the scene. About forty 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. Your car can be a haven during allergy season with very little dust and pollen getting into the cabin. However, the filter eventually gets clogged. When this happens, your heating and air conditioning flow can become restricted. The filter can even get kind of smelly.

Dearholt Auto Care
7201 Wyoming NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
505.857.0868

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

So 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.

Cabin Air Filter

Posted on February 21,13 by truck2

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Let’s talk about cabin air filters. There seems to be some confusion about them in Rio Rancho that we should be able to clear up. Much of the confusion starts because cabin air filters are relatively new. Not all vehicles in Rio Rancho have them, so some people confuse their cabin air filter with the engine air filter.

Every vehicle in NM has an engine air filter that cleans the air going into the engine, but not all have a cabin air filter that cleans the air going into the passenger compartment. Easy to get mixed up.

The cabin air filter cleans out dust, pollen, spores and other pollutants. To give a point of comparison, a grain of sand is about 200 microns across. A cabin air filter can stop particles that are just 3 microns in size. It really does make the passenger cabin a much more pleasant environment.

Albuquerque NM Cabin Air Filter When the cabin air filter gets dirty, you just need to replace it. Your owner’s manual may have a recommended interval for changing it. If not we can inspect it. You know, it’s ironic that many people who don’t realize they even have a cabin air filter first find out they do when it starts to get smelly.

Some cabin air filters are very easy to access when it’s time to replace them. Others, not so much. We may have to get behind the dashboard and it takes some time.

A clean cabin air filter keeps out smog, allergens and other harmful pollutants. If it’s time, get it changed right away.

At Dearholt AutoCare in Albuquerque NM (87109) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 505.857.0868. To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit www.NAPAAutoCare.com.

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Dearholt AutoCare

7201 Wyoming NE

Albuquerque, NM 87109

Phone: 505.857.0868

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