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Where are ppl buying Cabin Air Filters?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by hingisfan, Jan 6, 2017.

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  1. hingisfan

    hingisfan hingisfan_Mark_V

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    Hey guys,
    I've been meaning to replace my cabin air filter (I don't do Tesla recommended service, yet anyway).
    Is there a 3rd party source for these? Are they better quality/price?
    Does Tesla Service sell them to me as a part? Price?
    Is there a Youtube video or step by step on how to do this?
    Thanks guys!
     
  2. RiverBrick

    RiverBrick Active Member

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    A Tesla service center will sell you one for ten or fifteen dollars. Unless, of course, you have bioweapon defense.
     
  3. hingisfan

    hingisfan hingisfan_Mark_V

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    Oh ok that sounds great.... Cheaper than online anyway.
    Thanks!
     
  4. Drone Flyer

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    How often do you have to replace them?
     
  5. hingisfan

    hingisfan hingisfan_Mark_V

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    I havent yet after almost 2 years, so I think I'm long overdue.... Guessing it should be every 6 or 12 months. Not much risk except a duster interior I don't think.
     
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    Sometimes you can used compressed air to blow the dust off or just vacuum the filter if it is not completely covered with dust and dirt.
     
  7. EV-lutioin

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    Does anyone have a video showing how to replace them?
     
  8. RiverBrick

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    This is the simple procedure, at least for a Classic Model S.

     
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    lunitiks ˭ ˭ ʽʽʽʽʽʽʽʽʽ ʭ ʼʼʼʼʼʼʼʼʼ ˭ ˭

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    You'll want to replace it when your cabin starts smelling exhaust while behind ICE vehicles / in tunnels :)

    10-20 bucks at your local SC. Changing it for your self is easy peasy
     
  10. ZERO260

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    I just picked a filter fron Tyson Corner Virgina SC for $8.25
     
  11. Mayhemm

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    I assume the Bioweapon filters are more costly?
     
  12. smilepak

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    Is there a better filter than Tesla brand?
     
  13. Uncle Paul

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    Not really. Tesla has a policy of not using their service centers as a profit center. They provide very high quality, and well tested filters that are designed for the car at super reasonable prices.

    Believer the purpose of the service centers is to provide needed service and services for their customers to keep their vehicles in good running condition.

    Pretty rare in the automotive industry.

    Tesla...it drives like no other.
     
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    We have them at NAPA.
     
  15. alloverx

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    My HEPA filter at home needs to be replaced every 3-5 months; my wife can smell when it stops working :)
    When I remove it, its normally dirty.
    i.e. I guess it depends on how much usage/miles and how dirty the air is.
     

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