Air Filter Maintenance: Interior Defense Beyond the Driver Seat and Dashboard

It's one thing to clean up your dashboard, car ceiling, car floor, and interior car windows with an all-purpose cleaner like KevianClean Interior Defense. It's another thing altogether to maintain the interior of your interior like your air filter or cleaner.

This part of your car isn't easy to clean with a microfiber towel and a dashboard cleaner product. You need the help of a professional or professional-level knowledge to maintain this car part.

Your Shopping Guide to Getting the Best Air Filter

  • What Is an Air Filter or Cleaner? An air filter is a car component that's composed of fibrous materials that remove solid particulates or particles such as pollen, dust, mold, and bacteria that can circulate all over your vehicle via the ventilation or A/C. It's also responsible for removing airborne molecular contaminants like volatile organic compounds or ozone that stink up your car and compromise your health when push comes to shove.
  • How Do You Maintain Your Air Filter? Like with all other filters in your car, you should keep tabs on how clean or dirty your air filter or cleaner is. If it's already extremely filthy, you should have it replaced in your nearest dealership or car repair shop. You should also make sure that everything is on the up and up when it comes to your filter's mount or gasket, since that's the part that affixes your filter to your vehicle. It also makes sure all the air goes to the filter and no unfiltered air can escape into your car interior.
  • How Do You Buy an Air Filter? You have the option to buy a vehicle specific air filter or a universal-fit one that works fine enough regardless of the make and model of car. Your drive's side doorjamb or user manual should tell you the specific model, make, and year of your automobile. You can also choose between buying an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) air filter or OE-standard third-party aftermarket filters depending on your budget.
  • How Do You Buy an Air Filter Mount? You should know the shape of your filter compared to its mount. If you have a rectangular air filter, a circular mount won't work on it. You should match the shapes together. The mount shape should keep you from buying the exact wrong mount for your car even though it's allegedly a multi-model or universal-fit kind of mount. You should also know your air filter classes, such as primary filters (G1, G2, G3, and G4), secondary filters (M5, M6, M7, F8, F9), Semi HEPA (E10, E11, E12), HEPA (H13, H14), and ULPA (U15, U16, and U17).

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