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The cabin air filter in your 2012 Jeep Patriot filters the air that is blown from your heater or air conditioner into the cabin of your Patriot. You need to change it at least once a year or every 20,000 miles. Replacing the cabin air filter (also know as the dust filter, hvac filter, pollen filter, air conditioner filter and hepa filter) will improve the air quality of your Patriot, will put less strain on your heating and air conditioning system and can increase your gas mileage. These filters are fairly inexpensive, so check out our parts page for great deals on a new one (tip: buy several - they don't expire and you will be able to quickly swap the old one out for a fresh one).
Not all Jeeps have a cabin air filter and for some models, the inclusion of a cabin air filter depends on what trim level you have (Sport). Newer cars are more likely to have a cabin air filter than older models. If your Patriot has a funky odor when you turn on the heat or air conditioner, or it seems like the fan doesn't work as well as it used to, replacing your cabin air filter is a quick and cheap fix! The video above shows you the cabin air filter location in your Patriot and how to change it!
Sure you can take it in for a $19 lube, but are you OK with a stripped oil pan and cheap parts in return?2012 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl.
One of the easiest fluids to top off - learn how to open the hood and where the reservoir is on your car2012 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl.
Learning how to jump your car before you need to is an excellent idea2012 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl.
On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!2012 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl.
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2012 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl.
Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary2012 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl.