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Growing up my father always tried to make sure we had the tools to do at least the basic car repair. He used to do pretty much everything himself even though he was not a mechanic. I remember him even replacing the full body on an old SUV.
As I grew up and grew older, I moved away from hands on work and into tech based and internet based type jobs. Realistically I grew up to become a tech geek. However some of the basic stuff my father taught me still remain with me today. One of the things that he used to instill in me even back then was the importance of always keeping the air filter regularly changed. Even back then it was very rare for my father to use anything other then FRAM in his vehicles.
I remember many times going to Canadian Tire to pick up an air filter for whatever vehicle he was driving at the time and then helping change out the engine air filter.
Over time the reasons behind changing the air filters have changed and so have the technology behind the filters. One great new part of technology has been the designing of a cabin air filter. This filters the air that makes it into the passenger compartments of cars. Without a filter cabin air can carry 6X the pollutants of outside air. If your vehicle was built after the year 2000 then it likely has a cabin filter as over 80% of vehicles since then have one. If you are changing one of your air filters, it is usually best to change both as they both deal with the same air quality and are likely equally as dirty.
I went to Canadian Tire, just like I had done since I was a little kid and bought a FRAM engine air filter, however this time I added a FRAM FreshBreeze Cabin Air filter as well. The engine air filter is a quick and easy change, I simply popped a couple of clips lift the old one out, and put in the new one. I just snapped the two clips back in place and I was done, usually takes a couple minutes for most people. In my large photo above you can see the difference between the old, dirty dark filter and the new clean filter. And as dad always taught me, they are both FRAM filters.
How To Change A FRAM FreshBreeze Cabin Air Filter
The process to changing a FRAM FreshBreeze Cabin Air filter is extremely easy. It can usually be done in 10 mins or less.
- Empty out the glove box.
- Squeeze the sides of the glove box towards each other. The lip holding the glove box up will come away from the dash housing.
- There is a flat panel behind the glove box. Squeeze the two clips on the sides to remove the panel
- The cabin air filter will be clearly visible.
- Remove the old filter straight out from the housing.
- Remove the new filter from the box and remove the plastic wrap
- Gently insert the new FRAM FreshBreeze filter.
- Push the panel back in place until the clips snap shut
- Lift the glove box and squeeze the sides. Let go once the lip that holds it in place slides in behind the rest of the dash.
You can find plenty of other tips and tricks for changing your filter on the FRAM Fresh Breeze Social Hub
The FRAM Fresh Breeze website has installation instructions to help. It also has a buying guide to help you find the correct filter.