The cabin air filter is an essential component of your Toyota Corolla's climate control system. It prevents dust, pollen, and other debris from entering the cabin through the HVAC system. Typically made of paper or foam suspended in a plastic frame, the air filter media traps dirt and debris that enter through the heating and ventilation air inlet. The engine air filter is located in the engine compartment and is used to filter out harmful particles that can damage the vehicle's engine.
If the engine air filter is not changed at the essential intervals, build-up can affect engine performance and cause both a loss of power and a loss of fuel efficiency. The main purpose of the air filter on your Toyota Corolla engine is to clean the air of harmful particles such as dust, dirt and alternative debris before it enters the engine. Like engine air filters, your Toyota Corolla cabin air filters are designed to clean air as it moves through your air conditioning, heating and ventilation system. Many manufacturers recommend replacing the cabin filter, or pollen filter, as part of their scheduled maintenance. However, a decrease in air conditioner performance or unpleasant odors may be observed if the replacement interval is ignored for too long. Your vehicle's air filters need to be checked every 10,000 miles, but for the most part, a replacement is only essential every 15,000 to 30,000 miles, depending on your driving habits. If you're unsure when you should replace your cabin air filter in your Toyota Corolla, it's best to consult with a certified service technician.
They can inspect your vehicle and advise you on when it's time for a replacement. Schedule your next air cleaner service appointment with Nalley Toyota of Roswell online right away or call us at 770-763-7398 and talk to a service advisor.