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California Wildfires and Your Vehicle's Cabin Air Filter

California Wildfires and Your Vehicle's Cabin Air Filter

Record-breaking hot weather, low humidity, and wind have fueled California wildfires during the 2020 historic fire season. During the month of September, San Diego experienced ash, soot, and dust from the wildfires in addition to our normal pollen and pollutants. Your vehicle’s cabin air filter is designed to protect you from these contaminants. Normally, the cabin air filter is changed every 12,000 miles. However, under the current fire conditions, your cabin air filter should be changed more often. (Read to the bottom of this article for DRIVE AutoCare’s special offer!) About the Cabin Air Filter In most cars, the cabin air filter sits behind the glove compartment. This filter is a small pleated unit, often made of an engineered material or paper-based, multifiber cotton. Before air can move into the interior of the car, it goes through this filter, trapping any contaminants within the air to prevent them from infiltrating the air you breath ... read more

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Back-To-School Vehicle Preparation

Back-To-School Vehicle Preparation

The Car Care Council reminds us to make sure your child's back-to-school vehicle preparation is complete with this 4-point checklist: Check lights and wipers for visibility. With shorter days and inclement weather ahead, we recommend you check the exterior and interior lights and replace any that are dimming, rapidly blinking or not functioning. Also check your wiper blades for signs of wear or and replace if necessary. Both of these items are quick and inexpensive to remedy. Get a brake inspection. Schedule a brake inspection and look for warning signs, such as an illuminated brake light, screeching, grinding or clicking noises when applying the brakes. Brake repairs caught early can be inexpensive; wait too long and the brake repairs can add up! Check tires for improper i ... read more

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