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Our family minivan is used all day non-stop. Hubby drives it 30 minutes plus to work and back every weekday, evenings mean grocery trips, hockey practice or games, paddling training, study group drop off and pick up. To blame the dusty interior to only my husband seems unfair but hear me out! Hubs works as a commercial superintendent. That means he is driving on and off dusty work sites all day. Even with the A/C or heat on and the windows closed, the dust keeps on coming! And the dust settles on the dash and steering wheel console.
I can’t stop thinking, “If that much dust is settling on the dash, how much of it are we breathing?”.
Enter FRAM Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filters. Yep, cabin air filters. I had NO idea that most vehicles built after 2000 are equipped with cabin air filters. The cabin air filters can filter up to 98% of dirt, dust, and allergens keeping them from entering your cabin through the heating or air conditioning. That will be a relief for our little allergy sufferer. FRAM Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filters are the only cabin air filters to use Arm & Hammer baking soda to absorb and eliminate odours.
The air filter aisle was easy to spot while shopping at Canadian Tire. There is an easy reference book to help you make sure you buy the correct sized filters. The reference book told us the size of both the cabin air filter and engine filter (kinda like headlights… might as well replace them both). It is important to change the engine filters, as recommended by the vehicle owner’s manual, to keep your engine running well. After all. a clean air filter improves air flow and prevents dirt and dust from entering and damaging the engine. It was such a quick visit!
I have never personally changed anything in my van. I put gas in, drop it off for oil changes (or handy hubby does it) and other needed maintenance. A mechanic I am not. Believe me when I say…. if I can change the cabin and engine air filters in my van in less than 10 minutes, then you can too. Check out some tips and tricks about changing your filters HERE.
The cabin air filter is located in my glove box… behind all the junk you throw in there. There is an easy little tab to help get the compartment opened.
Behind that tab is the door to the cabin air filter.
Open the little door and pull out the used air filters.
Slide the second air filter over so that it can also be removed.
Insert the new air filters the same way you removed the old ones.
Voila! DONE! So easy. The instructions are right on the box and the air filter has little arrows to show you what side is up and what side goes in first. Best part?? NO TOOLS REQUIRED!
Now you may have noticed that I did not actually change the filter myself. Those are my husband’s man hands in the photos. But I totally could have. And I will. Next time.
Did you know that your vehicle likely has a cabin air filter??