How to Change the Cabin Air Filter in Your Car

How to Change the Cabin Air Filter in Your Car

 

Knowing how to change the cabin air filter in your car is important, because it can keep your car’s heat and AC working better. The cabin air filter is easy to change, so doing it yourself can save you money on scheduled maintenance. Follow these steps and you’ll have a fresh air filter installed in no time.

1. Remove the glove box

First, you need to remove your glove box so you can get to the air filter. To do this open the glove box and remove the limiting stop arm that holds it in place, then squeeze the front and back of the glove box until the clamps release.

2. Take out the old air filter

There should be a faceplate covering your air filter. All you have to do is move the latches to take the faceplate off and pull the air filter out. Make sure to pay attention to the arrows that indicate the direction of the airflow.

3. Clean the area

Use a cloth to wipe away any dust and debris that have accumulated. You want the gaskets and filter chamber to be as clean as possible before you install the new air filter.

4. Install the new air filter

Make sure the arrows on your new air filter are facing the same direction as the old filter and pop it into place. It should fit in easily.

5. Replace the glove box

Reassemble the glove box, and you’re done! You’ve replaced your cabin air filter.

If you have any issues doing this yourself, or you need more service advice, schedule an appointment to talk to the Chevy experts at DeLillo Chevrolet.

Summer Car Maintenance Tips

summer car maintenance tips - 2017 Chevrolet Sonic Hatchback

Follow our summer car maintenance tips so you can have great adventures in your Chevy all year long!

Taking care of your car is a year-round job, but summer maintenance is by far the most important, especially for warmer climates. From what’s under the hood to the interior, there’s quite a few steps to getting your car operating at peak performance for the summer months. Here are some helpful summer car maintenance tips from us here at DeLillo Chevrolet.

Tires

Take the time to give your tires a good look before taking to the road on any trips. Tires that have low tread won’t have enough traction to ensure you can drive safely on any road conditions. Keep an eye out for any abnormalities like bulges or cuts. Make sure the tires are properly inflated to the manufacturer-suggested pressure as well. It wouldn’t hurt to pick stones and other debris out of the tread either.

Air Filter

Clean cabin air is important to many drivers, even if they don’t think about it. Your cabin air filter likely needs to be changed as summer rolls around, assuming it wasn’t changed in spring. On the bright side, air filters are fairly inexpensive and you can replace them yourself.

Coolant

An improper level of coolant or old coolant could lead to an overheated engine once summer arrives. Take the time to flush old coolant and replace it. Check the hoses for any holes or wear and tear.