Spring cleaning is in full swing in our household and one area I never really thought to clean or replace was my cabin air filters. We spend a lot of time in our cars, especially my husband’s truck when we go on our long road trips. Did you ever stop to consider the quality of the air you are breathing in while driving in a car? As busy moms who spend a lot of time in our vehicles and it’s important that we are surrounded by fresh, clean air.
Did you also stop to consider that Over 100 million disposable air filters end up in landfills each year? That is a huge number and a big concern when it comes to the health of our environment. Thankfully, today’s sponsor, K&N Filters®, has created cabin air filters that are reusable and convenient to clean. Cleaning your air filters are also part of our 31 Day Spring Cleaning Challenge. All opinions are my own.
Three amazing benefits to having a clean, reusable cabin air filter in your vehicle
Breathing in fresher and cleaner air can lead to fewer allergic reactions, less mold, and mildew floating around in your vehicle. Not to mention the fact that dirty cabin air filters can cause unpleasant smells.
No more spending large amounts of money on a new filter every year. With K&N filters, you can save money over time by only purchasing them once. Keeping your cabin air filters clean and unclogged helps keep your AC running at optimal efficiency.
By cleaning and reusing cabin air filters you are doing your part to reduce waste in landfills.
All you need to know about Cabin Air filters
K&N’s® washable, reusable engine, cabin, and home air filters are an eco-friendly alternative to disposable filters and are designed for exceptional performance and years of use.
How cabin air filters work
Cabin air filters essentially clean the air inside your car. Clogged air filters can reduce the efficiency of the heating and cooling system of your car’s interior.
Where are cabin air filters located?
Most cabin air filters are located behind the glove compartment on the passenger side. There is usually a cable stop on the side of the glove box that needs to be unhooked so it can be removed.
When should you replace a cabin air filter?
Our current cabin air filter is not reusable. It definitely needed to be replaced as it came out dirty. Most cabin air filters should be changed every 12,000 to 15,000 miles or once a year. However, with K&N cabin air filters there’s no need to replace as they are reusable. Think of all the waste you are saving by switching over to a reusable cabin air filter. Let me tell you more.
K&N® washable cabin air filters help filter mold, dust, pollen, and other contaminants—and are designed to be washed and reused for the entire lifespan of your vehicle. Help protect your family from environmental pollution and reduce contaminants that can aggravate allergies.
How to clean reusable cabin air filters
Instead of replacing disposable filters over and over, you can easily restore your reusable K&N® filters with the K&N Cabin Air Filter Refresher Kit.
This kit comes with a 12-ounce pump spray bottle of cabin filter cleaner that loosens dirt and road grime from your K&N cabin air filter and helps remove trapped mold, mildew, fungus, allergens, bacteria, and other debris from it. Also included is an 8-ounce pump spray bottle of cabin air filter Refresher which increases the electrostatic properties of the cabin air filter helping it to trap contaminants.
(Note: If you currently have a cabin air filter that is not reusable you will need to replace it instead of cleaning).
Six simple steps to a clean cabin air filter
- Remove the filter from the car
- Apply cleaner as shown in the video
- Rinse the filter
- Dry filter
- Refresh filter using spray
- Re-install filter
Which air filters are the best?
I would argue that K&N filters are the best on the market right now for many simple reasons. They are washable, reusable engine, cabin, and home air filters which are an eco-friendly alternative to disposable filters. Plus, they reduce disposable filter waste by allowing you to wash and reinstall your cabin air filters allowing for longer usage.
It can be easy to forget about the place we spend most of our time with our family. Don’t forget to keep your car fresh and clean both with the interior and the air that you breathe. Save money, reduce waste and breathe easy with K&N filters.