Quantcast
Jump to content


  • Welcome to Auto Parts Forum

    Whether you are a veteran automotive parts guru or just someone looking for some quick auto parts advice, register today and start a new topic in our forum. Registration is free and you can even sign up with social network platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, and LinkedIn. 

     

Wildfires a Serious Concern for Vehicles, Passengers


Recommended Posts

As wildfires engulf the West, the non-profit Car Care Council reminds car owners to have their cabin air filters and engine air filters inspected and changed regularly to ensure they are providing maximum protection from smoke and debris.

“Cabin air filters are the first line of defense against contaminants that reduce vehicle cabin air quality for vehicle owners and their passengers,” said Nathan Perrine, executive director, Car Care Council. “The Car Care Council recommends that motorists in areas impacted by wildfires and those in surrounding states have their cabin air filters replaced. This simple, yet important, service will help ensure vehicle longevity as well as clean air inside the car.”

The cabin air filter is responsible for cleaning the air entering the passenger compartment. Under normal circumstances, it helps trap pollen, bacteria, dust and exhaust gases that may find their way into a vehicle’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, compromising interior air quality and damaging the system. The filter also prevents leaves, bugs and other debris from entering the HVAC system, which could also cause problems.

Most cabin air filters are accessed through the panel in the HVAC housing, which may be under the hood or placed within the interior of the vehicle. A cabin air filter should not be cleaned and reinstalled. Instead, it should be replaced every 12,000 to 15,000 miles or per the owner’s manual.  In areas with heavy airborne contaminants, such as soot, smoke and debris from wildfires, it should be changed more frequently.

“It’s important not to overlook the engine air filter,” continued Perrine. “Engine air filters trap dirt particles, including soot, which can cause costly engine damage. They also plays a critical role in keeping smoke and debris from contaminating the airflow sensor on fuel-injected cars. As a rule of thumb, air filters should be inspected at each oil change and replaced annually or when showing other signs of contamination.”

To learn more about vehicle air filters, visit www.carcare.org and view the “Air Filter Maintenance” video on the Car Care Council’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/carcaretips.

The non-profit Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For the latest car care news, visit the council’s online media room at http://media.carcare.org. To order a free copy of the popular Car Care Guide, visit the council’s consumer education website at www.carcare.org

2593-Car-Care-Council-Wildfire_Concern_f

The post Wildfires a Serious Concern for Vehicles, Passengers appeared first on Be Car Care Aware.

View the full article

Link to post
Share on other sites
ONLINE REBATE: Get $40* Back from Laufenn

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Similar Topics

    • By kajal
      Takes a look at the Car Lighting Upgrades Accessories- Bumper and Headlights, Reflectors, Splitters, Third Brake, Splitter stabilizers, and more.
      Shop Now!
       
    • By 3D Racing Solutions
      Check out 3D Racing Solutions for a wide variety of 3D Printed Car Parts, example shown below. We accept custom orders too so be sure to check us out. 👍
      https://3dracingsolutions.com/

      Customer Photos;

        We have not only worked on many cool/iconic cars, but we are trusted and backed by many companies, workshops and even individuals. So you are guaranteed to be provided with the best service.
      Improvement and growth is what we are always looking to do. If there are any ideas or suggestions that is desired, we will be more than contented to design that for you. Be sure to contact us either on the "Contact Us" page or messenger and we will be sure to make that happen.     Be sure to check out our social media for daily updates;  https://www.facebook.com/3DRacingSolutions/  https://www.instagram.com/3DRacingSolutions/  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyjhuJKJOwo&t=28s
    • By CarPartAU
      Car Part has a trusted store where we can sell all the parts of the cars according to your requirement. You can get the online delivery of your car parts within a specific period of time. Clients can also sell or buy their car parts if they want. We are the most trusted store for Car Body Replacement which always help our clients. Car Part has a huge used car parts network providing you the used parts at a reasonable price. We provide various car parts like  steering, headlightings, engine, tyre, wheel, mats, alloy, rims etc. For more information, Visit @ carpart . com. au

    • By ZHANG LEI
      ONETEST-106AQL air quality monitoring system is to detect the concentration of CO, NO, NO2, O3 and other pollutant gases in the air and the concentration of dust PM2.5, PM10, and cooperate with the monitoring of five meteorological parameters to monitor the air quality and the source of pollution at the same time. Follow it up. To achieve the purpose of real-time monitoring, early warning, and pollution source tracking.https://onetest-meter.com/products/onetest-106aql-air-quality-detectorair-quality-monitoring-system-for-outdoor-ambient-air-assessment-and-early-warning-98
      https://onetest-meter.com/products/onetest-106aql-air-quality-detectorair-quality-monitoring-system-for-outdoor-ambient-air-assessment-and-early-warning-98

×
  • Create New...