Why Does the Mechanic Say To Replace Air Filters?

“Why do mechanics always ask about replacing the air filter but not usually the cabin air filter?” This question from a viewer is a good one. Most people probably don’t know that these are different filters with different jobs. Many mechanics also aren’t aware of the cabin air filter’s replacement intervals or those intervals may be so far apart that many people don’t actually remember when the filter was swapped last. I’ll answer those questions and more here.

Aaron Turpen
An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP), the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA), and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.