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Air Filter In San Rafael, California

What Are the Types of Air Filters In My Vehicle?

There are three types of engine air filters that most vehicles use. These are:

What Is the Difference Between an Air Filter and a Cabin Air Filter?

Your vehicle's air filter, also known as “the engine air filter,” prevents airborne particles such as dirt and debris from entering your vehicle's engine, which protects it as well as the vehicle's combustion system. Because of this, the air filter can provide longevity and protection for your car; as a result, regularly cleaning or replacing the air filter is important for ensuring that it always working efficiently. 

The cabin air filter is designed to keep you and your passengers safe from breathing in any harmful contaminants while in your vehicle. This includes dust, dirt, pollen, mold spores, and in some cases, pollutants. Typically located behind the glovebox, the cabin air filter is part of your vehicle's HVAC system and works to filter out the air as it moves into the passenger component through vents. Replacing the cabin air filter in your vehicle is part of your vehicle’s recommended regular maintenance schedule because that will preserve the air quality inside your vehicle. It is recommended that you get the cabin air filter replaced approximately every 15,000 to 30,000 miles, although you should check with Northgate Automotive for specifics. By maintaining the cabin air filter, you ensure you have the cleanest air available to yourself and your passengers while also protecting sensitive components from debris like the blower motor – which is what produces the airflow in your HVAC system. 

How Do I Know When My Air Filter Needs to Be Replaced?

We at Northgate Automotive can give you a specific interval in which you should come in for an air filter replacement. Some common signs that your air filter needs to be replaced include:

Your Trusted Shop for Air Filter Repair

Look no further than Northgate Automotive in San Rafael to fulfill all your auto repair needs. We've been repairing vehicles since 1978, and our technicians can take care of your vehicle, no matter the model or make, including Honda, Toyota, Lexus, and Chevrolet. In addition to air filter repair and replacement, we also offer services in automotive repair, oil change, and more. We are dedicated to providing a top-notch customer experience and will make sure any issues with your air filter are fixed as soon as possible. 

Reasons You Should Do Business With Us:

Don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with Northgate Automotive in San Rafael, California 94903, today! We have a review score of 100 based on reviews from 14 satisfied customers. You can schedule an appointment with us online or give us a call at 415-479-7544. Northgate Automotive - Quality you Can Trust, at a Fair Price.


We are a Digital Shop

Our technicians use the latest technology to not only tell you if there are any issues with your vehicle, but show you. If we uncover an issue the photo will be e-mailed to you for your records. At the end of every visit you will receive a detailed report regarding the general health of your vehicle. Our #1 goal is to keep you safe on the road.

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