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Weird  filter Odors in Your Car?

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You’re driving around one day and you notice a weird smell. Check your armpits: nope. Cheeseburger rolled under the seat? Nope. Did the kids fart? Yes, but that’s not what the smell is. No, something else smells weird in the cabin, but what is it?
In fact this is one of the most common questions we get:


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?

What is the Cabin Air Filter?


A cabin air filter is a special filter that cleans the air that comes into the passenger compartment – or cabin – of your vehicle.  Most new vehicles now have a cabin air filter.

A cabin air filter catches dust, pollen, spores and other pollutants before they can get into your cabin.  It’s kind of like the filter on your furnace, cleaning the air you breathe inside.

As you can imagine, it eventually gets filled up and can even start to get smelly.  So – you just have it replaced.  Now some are easy to access, and others are tougher to get to.  Your service technician will be able to take care of it for you.

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Your owner’s manual likely has a recommendation for when to replace the cabin air filter.  If you live and drive where there is a lot of dust, pollen or pollution, the filter will fill up quicker.  Of course, if you’re getting a bad odor bring it to the attention of your service advisor.

Need Help with Cabin filter Odors?

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Tedious Repairs is here to help you with any weird smells or odors you may notice in the cabin of your car or truck. We can help hunt down the problem with vehicle diagnosis then repair the leak or broken part for you, whether it’s a simple cabin air filter replacement or a much more complicated job.

To Schedule an Appointment, use the contact information below. You can call or text, email, or use our online app to schedule your appointment fast and easy!

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  • Fast, Affordable Cabin Air Filter Service
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