It’s Pollen Season — Time to Change Your Air Filter

Spring is here, which means pollen is becoming more and more prevalent. You may be greeted with allergies, yellow windshields, and dirty air filters galore. According to the professionals at Chicane Motorsport, many people neglect this crucial part of their car care this time of year. It isn’t until they can’t stop sneezing or experience car issues that they take action.

What Are Air Filters

Air filters are essential to keep you and your car healthy. There are two types of air filters in every car. The first filter is the engine air filter, and it is responsible for stopping dust, pollen, and other pollutants from getting into the engine. The other type is the cabin air filter, which serves to protect the air in which you break inside the car. As a result, you can get fresh and clean air blowing from your vents.

When Should You Change These Filters

With all the pollen floating around, now is the ideal time to replace your filters at Chicane Motorsport. The sooner you have this done, the better your vehicle will be prepared to handle the yellow dust. Typically, automakers recommend changing the engine air filters annually. We can check it each time you come in for an oil change. On the other hand, cabin air filters do not need to be changed as frequently. 

How to Change Air Filters

There are various options for you when it comes to air filter changes. You can do it yourself or you can take your automobile to a shop to have it done. Your vehicle’s owner’s manual to find the location of the filter. Sometimes, the air filter location can be tough to get to, which is why it is best to leave it to the professionals.


Pollen season can be an annoyance for everybody – and your vehicle too! If you want to breathe clean air for the season, we invite you to bring your car to Chicane Motorsport for air filter changes. Please give us a call or schedule an appointment online with us today.