The Benefits of Changing Your Cabin Air Filter

Changing cabin filter benefits – what are they?

The air we breathe is incredibly important to our health. 

We are faced with health issues like asthma, allergies, headaches and nausea on a daily basis, but often don’t stop to consider what might be
triggering them. 

Airborne contaminants can often be the culprits of these problems. When you consider how much the air we breathe can affect our well-being, you quickly realise that no matter where you are, you should avoid breathing in pollutants; and the inside of a vehicle is no exception!


Here are some of the reasons why regularly changing your cabin air filters after every year or 15,000 kilometres is ideal:

  • Keep cabin air fresh and free from harmful contaMINAnts
  • Eliminate odours caused by mould build-up on the filter
  • Optimal air flow to the HVAC (Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning) system
  • Ensure quiet operation of the interior blower fan
  • Reduce the amount of dust and dirt in the cabin


The effects that a contaminated cabin air filter can have on your vehicle:

Pollution – The filter blocks a lot of the smog and dirty exhaust let out by other vehicles on the road. 

Regularly changing out your air filter helps ensure these undesirable pollutants don’t find their way into your car’s cabin.

Debris – Air filters can be clogged with leaves, twigs, and other natural debris, especially if your vehicle is parked in areas with lots of trees or bushes. These can have a huge effect on the efficacy of your air system, and need to be removed.

Allergens – Cabin air filters drastically help reduce the amount of allergens that can get into your vehicle. Pollen can easily get into your vehicle without the filter, and the less often you change your filter, the more pollen will build up.

Reduced Efficiency – When your cabin air filter gets clogged, your air conditioner has to work harder to push cool air through the filter. This can result in a noisy or ineffective air conditioning system. In addition, it can even restrict defroster performance making it harder to see out the windscreen. This can be a huge pain during the warmer months. If your air filter is full of debris and dirt, it’ll take way longer for your cabin to cool down.

Engine strain – Because your air conditioner or heater has to work harder to cool or heat your car’s cabin, your engine has to work harder to
power these systems. Surprisingly, having a clogged filter can actually impact your fuel efficiency. This is due to your engine is having to put out more energy than it should.


Quality cabin filters – allowing you to breathe easy

So, we’ve established the importance of air filter replacement. The quality of a filter is equally important.

GippsAuto chooses Ryco filters as their number one recommended supplier of air filters. Ryco filters offer a top quality range of particle and
activated carbon activated cabin air filters, engineered to filter out harmful pollutants. As well as blocking out contaminants, Ryco carbon cabin filters
boast an activated charcoal layer. This layer is designed to absorb harmful gases (such as exhaust gas), while absorbing noxious odours – and they’re available to suit various makes and models.

For more information on Ryco Cabin Air Filters, visit


Now you can breathe easy in knowing how changing your cabin filter benefits not only your vehicle, but also your health.


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