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- Jan 27, 2018
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- 2018 Honda Civic Sport Touring; 2009 Honda CR-V EX-L
If you have AC, you need some sort of filter. Otherwise, all the bugs and leaves will clog the evaporator. The question is only whether it is importamt that the filter be very dense to stop anything smaller than dust. For me, it's not needed, because I sometimes actually get out and breathe in the wild outside of the car anyway. I also sometimes drive with open windows or sunroof.I know I could replace for cheaper but I prefer to remove the big chunks from the filter, there isn't much dust during the winter around here.
In the old days there was no such thing as a cabin air filter and nobody died of mold or pollen..lol A tune-up in those days required more then today: spark plugs, cables, distributor cap and rotor, points...just to name a few.
Nowadays changing liquids and replacing filters are just about it, but the dealers will charge you an arm and a leg for this.
Of course an anti-allergy, certified HEPA filter is a must for convertibles.