If you own a vehicle manufactured in the last 10 years, there’s a very good chance that it has a cabin or pollen filter. This item is an integral part of your car’s ventilation system that filters out exhaust gases, dust, pollen and odors. Periodic filter changes not only maintain the air quality inside your car, it helps keeps your heating and cooling system working to its full capacity. A dirty cabin filter can be a restriction to proper air flow, so you may notice that your a/c and heater does not blow with the force that it did when your car was newer. Your owners manual will provide a service interval which is generally in the neighborhood of 12-18 months or 20-24000 km or so. Your dealer will charge a small fortune for this service, so it is well worth your while to investigate changing it yourself. Cabin filters are usually located under the dash, behind the glove box or under the hood. The specific instructions to change the cabin filter in most vehicles can be found with a quick online search. We can provide high quality cabin filters from WIX or Mann-Filter (more so for European applications). Below is a cabin filter removed from a vehicle with 72000 km. By the amount of dirt in the pleats, we suspect that it is the original. The leaves and twigs were not added for dramatic effect.