Cabin Filters

Cabin Filters
Cabin Filters

Masterparts offers high-quality cabin filters for delivery or for sale at our branches.

What does the cabin filter do in a car?

The cabin filter is part of the vehicle’s air conditioning system. It filters and cleans the air flowing into the car, improving air quality, eliminating odours and providing optimal comfort for the driver and passengers.

The filter is a comparatively small component located inside the car, either behind the cubby hole or under the dashboard. It consists of a plastic frame containing dozens of tightly folded pleats manufactured from cotton, paper or synthetic materials.

In later-model vehicles, the cabin filter may contain a layer of activated carbon to remove unpleasant or toxic odours (for example, caused by carbon emissions).

How does a cabin filter work?

The cabin filter works like any filter. Air flowing into the vehicle’s front grill is directed to the cabin filter via the air intake vent.

The tightly pleated filter captures any dirt, dust, pollen and debris, leaving only fresh, clean air to circulate around the cabin.

Signs of a faulty cabin filter

A cabin filter has a limited lifespan. Over time, dust, leaves and other matter clog the filter, rendering it ineffective.

If the air flow is poor, the air con makes odd noises or there’s a musty smell inside the car, the cabin filter is no longer working.

Typically, cabin filters are replaced every 20,000 km or according to the manufacturer’s recommendations in the vehicle’s owner manual.

A cabin filter is typically fairly quick and easy to replace. For a demonstration, see the video How To Check and Change a Cabin Air Filter.

High-quality cabin filters for sale in South Africa

Masterparts stocks a wide range of cabin filters compatible with most vehicles. Components are durable, made from quality materials and supplied by recognised aftermarket automotive brands.

We offer door-to-door delivery. Alternatively, visit any of our branches in the Western Cape, KZN or Windhoek.

Cabin filters in and around Cape Town:

Cabin filters in KwaZulu-Natal:

Cabin filters in Namibia:

In addition to cabin filters, Masterparts stocks air, fuel and oil filters and other filtration components – along with a comprehensive range of engine and other auto parts and spares. Contact us if there’s a part you need and we’ll do our best to assist.


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