Cabin Air Filter

December 16, 2022

Cabin Air Filter

You’re driving around one day, and you notice a weird smell. Check your armpits: nope. Did the cheeseburger roll under the seat? Nope. Did the kids fart? Yes, but that’s not what the scent is. Nothing else smells weird in the cabin, but what is it?
This is one of the most common questions we get:


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

Cabin Air Filter Replacement

An air filter is a special filter that cleans the air that comes into your vehicle’s passenger compartment – or cabin –. Most new cars now have an air filter.

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

As you can imagine, it eventually gets filled up and can even get smelly. So – you have it replaced. 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.

Your owners manual likely recommends when to replace the cabin filter. If you live and drive where there is a lot of dust, pollen, or pollution, the filter will fill up quickly. Of course, if you’re getting a lousy odor, bring it to the attention of your service advisor.

Need Help With Interior Car Odors?

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 and 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. In addition, you can call, text, email, or use our online app to schedule your appointment quickly and easily!

Call Tedious Repairs For Your Cabin Filter Service

Benefits & Services

  • Fast, Affordable
  • Expert  Cabin Filter Auto Technicians
  • Free Inspection
  • Free Advice on  Cabin Filters, Parts, and Upgrades


Call Us at (530) 826-4275
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Buddy Rausch
Buddy Rausch

Buddy started his auto career journey at Butte College and started his own auto repair company in 2007. Since then he has worked on countless cars, diagnosing, repairing, and replacing worn, faulty, and broken parts.

After a few years, he moved to a bigger shop to accommodate his growth and to better serve the Chico, CA community. It’s a family-owned & operated business.

Outside of work Buddy enjoys spending time with his family and playing softball is one of his many passions.

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