Did you know, your car has a filter for the air passing through the air conditioning system?
These filters help stop contaminants such as dust, pollen, fungus, bacteria and exhaust gases from entering into your car as they can actually affect your health.
Thankfully, Supercheap Auto stocks a wide range of Ryco cabin filters to suit most makes and models of vehicle; and they are incredibly easy to replace.
It’s recommended to replace your cars cabin air filter every 15,000km’s or at least once a year. For the full range or to see if one for your vehicle is stocked in store check here for Australia or here for New Zealand.
Cabin air filters are generally easy to replace for most vehicles. They are usually located either behind the glove box or in the engine bay of your vehicle. We replaced one on a 2009 Toyota Corolla, here’s how it went.
First, remove the glove box by un-clipping the plastic clips from the side and allowing it to drop down exposing the components behind.
Behind the glove box, you can see a white plastic cover. Simply unclip this from the side and remove it. This is the housing for the cabin air filter.
The filter should just pull out simply, be sure to remove all leaves and dirt or other contaminants.
Our test car had only done 50,000km’s and had been serviced every 10,000km’s, you can see how dirty it was!
Now just proceed to replace with the new one.
It should just pop in pretty easily, just fit the plastic cover, refit the glove box and that’s it!
All in all, the job took us about 10 mins. The instructions and location of your cars air cabin filter should be included in the box however you can also download them from the RYCO website.
Here’s the one we used for our Toyota Corolla.
For more information check out the RYCO video!