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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!
If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first2012 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl.
Minor transmission fluid leaks can often be fixed with the right sealant - see how to do this2012 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl.
Flushing the coolant in your car is not that hard and will extend the life of your engine tremendously - learn how here!2012 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl.
Learn where your spare tire and jack are located before you need it on the side of the road2012 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl.
If your transmission is running low on fluid, be sure to add some - find out how to do this here!2012 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl.
Don't be caught in the fog with burnt out fog light bulbs2012 Jeep Patriot Sport 2.0L 4 Cyl.