Did you know that most modern vehicles are equipped with a cabin air filter to ensure a healthy cabin? With so many pollutants and allergens in the air, this component plays an important role by trapping dust, pollen, smoke and particles that filter through your truck's HVAC system. Over time, these filters can get clogged, especially if your Ram drives through high-pollution or dirty areas.
If you think you are due for a cabin air replacement, these tips from St. Paul Dodge in AB can help you spot (or sniff out) warning signs:
A common concern associated with a clogged cabin air filter is poor airflow from the vehicle's interior vents. A dirty filter cannot clean incoming air as effectively, resulting in restricted flow. This can also cause the air to blow with less force, reducing the overall cooling or heating capacity of a system and straining the blower motor.
When you turn on your Ram's HVAC system, the air should smell fresh and odour-free. However, if your cabin air filter is clogged, it may smell dusty, dirty or musty. The scent may become more pronounced when the air is turned on, making it unpleasant for you and your passengers.
If you have concerns about your cabin air filter or wonder if you are due for a replacement, bring your Ram into our Service Department for an inspection.
To schedule an appointment, contact us today at St. Paul Dodge in Alberta.