Did you know that the air inside of your car can be dirtier than the air outside of your car? Yes, it can! Ewww! As a mom of 5 & with a hubby who has severe allergies, I want the air inside our car to be as clean & smell as fresh as possible. That why we recently replaced our car’s air filter with a FRAM Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filter made with Arm & Hammer Baking Soda.
Outside air that flows through your car’s air conditioning, heating & ventilation system can bring in pollen, road dust & contaminants from outside your car to inside your car. FRAM Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filters can filter 98% off these from the air coming into your car. Isn’t that amazing? My husband has been suffering with allergies almost all his life. During the fall & spring he is miserable. Right now he is even getting allergy shots every week to help him out a little. So it is important for us to remove as many as these allergens from our environment as possible. So we headed to Walmart to pick up a FRAM Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filter.
The FRAM Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filters are located in the automotive section at Walmart (as you might of guessed!). ;) Our Walmart had a huge selection and all different sizes. So we used the air filter catalog to look up our vehicle a 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan. I’d like to give a big shout out to all you minivan driving mommas out there! Wahoo! Minivans are awesome! ha! :) Seriously couldn’t live without mine! Anyways, enough about those cool vans. :) We easily located the air filter for our car a CF10743.
Now what I loved best about these air filters is that they are made with Arm & Hammer Baking Soda! Next to having clean air, I love have fresh smelling air. Nobody likes a stinky car, that’s for sure. The Arm & Hammer Baking Soda absorbs the odors passing through the filter so it freshens the air as it comes into your vehicle. Say goodbye to smelly, stale air. We’ll now have lots of nice, fresh & clean smelling air. Ahhhh! ;)
Installation of the FRAM Fresh Breeze Air Filters are different for every make & model of car, of course. Instructions come right inside the box. You can always consult with your vehicles owner manual, or if you are a visual person (like me!) check out the FRAM Fresh Breeze website, search for your year, make & model of vehicle, & then watch an instruction video for your car. That’s what we did! :)
For our car we had to unscrew the glove compartment & set it gently on the floor board. Right behind it is a little compartment. You just lift up that door, slide the old filter out & then slide in your new filter. Close the door & screw the glove compartment back in place. This was a pretty simple process, and took less than 30 minutes.
This is what our old air filter looked like. Not as bad as I thought it would be but it was a little dirty. It had been pinched in some spots & didn’t lay straight anymore.
This is how the two filters looked compared to each other. The new filter from FRAM was very sturdy compared to the old one. It was obviously a different color, too. Air filters should be replaced at least once or twice a year or once every 15,000 miles. You can also consult your car’s owner manual to see what they suggest as well. I’m going to write it down on our family calendar, so we’ll remember to change it again.
Within a day or two we should notice a HUGE difference. Ooooh…it sure is fresh in here! :)
Have you ever changed out your air filter? How often do you do it?
Do you drive a minivan? Are your kiddos as crazy as mine? ha! ;)
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