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The cabin air filter in your 2008 Jeep Compass filters the air that is blown from your heater or air conditioner into the cabin of your Compass. 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 Compass, 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 Compass 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 Compass and how to change it!
If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first2008 Jeep Compass Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl.
If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner2008 Jeep Compass Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl.
If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems2008 Jeep Compass Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl.
Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary2008 Jeep Compass Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl.
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2008 Jeep Compass Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl.
Odd electrical problems that come out of nowhere can often signify a blown engine fuse - check and change yours here!2008 Jeep Compass Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl.