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Wildfires pollute your car’s Engine and Cabin Air Filters

With all the recent wildfires in our area, your car’s cabin air filter and engine air filter should be inspected to ensure they are providing maximum protection from smoke and debris.

The cabin air filter cleans the air coming into the passenger compartment.  The cabin air filter typically  traps pollen, bacteria, dust and exhaust gases that may find their way into a vehicle’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, compromising interior air quality and damaging the system. The filter also prevents leaves, bugs and other debris from entering the HVAC system, which could also cause problems.  Heavy airborne contaminants, such as soot, smoke and debris from wildfires can pollute cabin air filters quickly compromising the integrity of the air in the passenger compartment.

The engine air filter traps dirt particles, soot and ash, which can cause costly engine damage. They also play a critical role in keeping smoke and debris from contaminating the airflow sensor on fuel-injected cars.  With all the particulate matter in the air due to the wildfires, your engine air filter may not be doing its job.

You can bring your vehicle by our shop for a complimentary cabin and engine air filter inspection to make sure you and your vehicle are breathing safe air.

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