Pollen, bacteria and dust can find their way into your cars ventilation system…ultimately ending up in your cabin. Resulting in constant circulation of these toxins within the cabin, while you are in your vehicle.
Other airborne pollutants can come into the car in the same way. Which will cause an unusual or musty odour from the vehicles interior. The smell may become more pronounced when the air is turned on.
Add this all together and it can make for a riding experience that is unpleasant and even sometimes unhealthy. Especially for those with allergies. The majority of the time not knowing the cause or having any awareness at all.
The cabin or pollen filter, a feature found on most late-model vehicles, cleans the air that comes into the interior through the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. It catches dust, pollen and other airborne materials.
A quick solution to improve your cabin air quality and prevent any issues, is a regular check and change of your cabin or pollen filter. You can also fit a Pollen filter to your vehicle if it doesn’t already have one provided there is a space for it.
*Picture of a cabin mesh screen taken in the Pit Lane workshop during a general service inspection. This vehicle is now fitted with a pollen filter.
*Picture of old vs new to demonstrate why Pollen filter requires regular inspection and replacement.
Cabin or Pollen filters are normal wear and tear items that require regular checks and replacement. Cabin or Pollen Filters are part of most scheduled log book services and should always be checked at every service for their condition.
Has your cabin or pollen filter been replaced recently?
As part of your service safety inspection at Pit Lane your
mesh screen/cabin filter/pollen filter is examined every time.