So I am investigating used vehicles for my niece and I noticed that even econo cars as far back as 2008 have cabin air filters. Some are even so hard to replace that it it's recommended that a mechanic do it.
Got me thinking. Do you think you even need cabin air filters? People have been living without them for all these years and no one is dying on the side of the road.
Looked into some scientific research on the subject and the thing they are most worried about for peoples respiratory systems are these nano particles that the cabin air filters do a very good job at catching. Further went on to say that the highest amounts of these particles were present when a car was in traffic and had windows up. then I thought well when I am driving in my car I usually have my windows open and avoid traffic so no biggie. Then I realized that when I am driving a limo it's the exact opposite!
Always in traffic with the windows up to keep the noise down and HVAC system going full bore sucking in them nano particles!
Wierd that the top of the line luxury model for lincoln has never had a cabin air filter? Does the new MKT (or what ever it is called) have it?
I would sometimes get headaches after driving for a while just always thought it was from stress. May have been a result of nano particles says this research. I think the limousine industry has taken 2 years off my life!! Thats ok the years are at the end those are not that much fun any way ;-)
Anyone ever look into an after market system? Do they exist? May actually be a good selling point. Our limos have the cleanest air in town!
Oh and what about workmans comp.? Think a respiratory issue could ever be blamed on having to work in and unsafe enviorment? Happen in CA for sure! Lol!