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Why It’s Important to Change Your Vehicle’s Cabin Air Filter

By Andrew Palmer

Thu Mar 12 2015

The air we breathe is incredibly important to our health.

When you consider how much the air we breathe can affect our well-being, you quickly realise that no matter where you are, you should avoid breathing in pollutants; the inside of a vehicle is no exception.

In fact, the inside of our vehicles generally have a concentration of pollutants up to 10 times higher than the air lingering just outside our vehicles.

Airborne contaminants including fungus spores, dirt, pollen, dust (or any other nasty stuff small enough) can pass into the cabin and cause all manner of health issues like asthma, allergies, nausea, headaches and dizziness, to name a few. This is not ideal – especially when you’re behind the wheel!

In a nutshell, this is why regularly changing your air filters after every year or 15,000 kilometres is an absolute must. Aside this, it also has some perks…


The benefits of regularly changing your vehicles cabin air filter

  • Keep cabin air fresh and free from harmful containments
  • Eliminate odours caused by mould build-up on the filter
  • Optimal air flow to the HVAC (Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning) system
  • Ensure quiet operation of the interior blower fan
  • Reduce the amount of dust and dirt in the cabin


Quality cabin filters – a breath of fresh air

So, we’ve established the importance of air filter replacement. And as it’s so important, there’s no reason to scrimp when it comes to choosing a cabin air filter for your vehicle.

Clean and dirty Cabin Air Filter


Ryco Filters offer a top quality range of particle and activated carbon activated cabin air filters, specially engineered to filter out harmful pollutants. As well as blocking out contaminants, Ryco carbon cabin filters boast an activated charcoal layer which is designed to absorb harmful gases (such as exhaust gas), while absorbing noxious odours – and they’re available to suit various makes and models.


If you spend a lot of time in your vehicle it pays to change your cabin air filter on a regular basis – and when choosing, you’ll certainly breathe easier with Ryco.