The risks of non-regular cabin-filter replacement

Contaminated cabin filters undoubtedly have a negative impact on our health. Do not underestimate the need for their regular replacement. Discover the four effects of using a worn-out cabin filter.

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  1. The inhalation of impurities
    A worn cabin filter loses its ability to retain dust, pollen, and fungal spores. Inhaling these impurities has negative effects on our health, and can lead to lung disease and cardiovascular disease.
  2. Tiredness and reduced travel safety.
    Polluted air in the passenger compartment causes discomfort and fatigue during driving. Tiredness significantly decreases the concentration of the driver and increases the risk of accidents.
  3. Window condensation
    Moisture accumulates in a worn cabin filter after entering the passenger cabin, and causes condensation to form on the windows. A contaminated cabin filter also reduces the effectiveness of air conditioning by blocking the air flow.
  4. Allergic reactions
    Driving a vehicle with a contaminated cabin filter can cause irritation of the eyes, sneezing, or nasal congestion. Even those who are not allergy sufferers are at risk, because impurities cause allergisation, which is the process of becoming sensitive to the allergens in our environment.

Remember: to prevent the described effects, the cabin filter should be replaced at least once a year, or every 15,000 km.

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