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Your cabin air filter is recommended to be replaced every 12 months, if you need to replace it then why do it with one that will help to increase your car’s HVAC performance, such as the Kootek 2 Pack Cabin Air Filter. By being a functional replacement filter for filter models CP285, CF10285, and TCF285, it becomes the best cabin air filter for replacing the last decade’s worth of Toyota, Lexus, and Scion models.

Why We Like It – Kootek 2 Pack Cabin Air Filter

This Kootek cabin air filter comes with activated carbon and is a functional replacement filter for several models of Toyota, Lexus, and Scions.

Pros
  • Replacement for Toyota, Lexus, and Scion
  • Activated Carbon
  • More layers of folds
Cons
  • Low air flow

Performance

Air filters are not something that everyone thinks about having to replace as they play a small part in the operation of your car, and can be difficult to locate if you don’t know that they live in your glove compartment. But the car cabin air filter does more than just let you breathe easier but it helps to improve the operation of your HVAC system as well. Your car doesn’t just have to be a gas or diesel but could also be electric or a hybrid like the Prius C or NX300H.

Design

This air filter is made with 24 layers of folds including active carbon to help reduce road dust and eliminate pollen, gasses, and odors more efficiently than other filters. By increasing the number of layers that particles have to travel means that each individual particle has a greater chance of getting caught, increasing the air quality of the car. There is a downside to having more layers and that is your air systems have to work harder to move the same amount of air. More importantly, the air filter needs to be compatible. The FRAM CF10134 Cabin Air Filter is limited to Acura and Honda, while the ACDelco CF188 Original Equipment Filter is strictly GM.

Value

This cabin air filter may seem a little on the expensive side and as a two pack it should be a little more expensive than others. Should you not have two applicable cars for both filters or not want to hold onto a spare for a year, you could always look into single filter options. The improved ability of this cabin air filter replacement may just make up for the price or the enhanced performance of the HVAC system. As an alternative, the EPAuto CF10285 Toyota Premium Activated is compatible with select Toyota models.

Kootek 2 Pack Cabin Air Filter Wrap Up

All cabin air systems are not made equally and you should make sure that the Kootek filter meets the requirements that you need in an air filter. If this does than the increased layers of folds and activated carbon can make your life and the life of your HVAC system much better if you can get over the decrease in air flow that such an increase could cause.

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Brady Meyers

Brady Klinger-Meyers is a writer based in Pennsylvania. He regularly contributes to websites such as Hardcore Droid, Gamepur, and Homebli. His work remains primarily in technology, from video game journalism to consumer technology.

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