175 Military Road Lancaster, ON K0C 1N0 613-347-2038


My car has a bad odor when I run the heater or air conditioner. My friend said I might need a new cabin air filter – what’s that?

A cabin air filter is a special filter that cleans the air that comes into Lancaster drivers' passenger compartments or cabin of their vehicles. Most new vehicles sold in Ontario now have a cabin air filter. A cabin air filter catches dust, pollen, spores and other harmful pollutants before they can get into your cabin. It’s kind of like the filter on your furnace in your Lancaster home, cleaning the air you breathe inside your vehicle.

As Lancaster drivers can imagine, it eventually gets filled up and can even start to get smelly. So  you just have it replaced. Now some are really easy to access and others are tougher to get to. Your THOMAS & KELLY ST-PIERRE AUTOPRO service advisor will be able to take care of it for you.

Your car maker's owner’s manual likely has a recommendation for when to replace the cabin air filter. If you live and drive in Ontario where there is a lot of dust, pollen or harmful pollution, the filter will fill up quicker. Of course, if you’re getting a bad odor bring it to the attention of your THOMAS & KELLY ST-PIERRE AUTOPRO service advisor.

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175 Military Road
Lancaster, Ontario K0C 1N0

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