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What You Need to Know About Air Purifiers for Cars

December 7, 2020 | By Lauren Lethbridge
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The importance of purifying our air has become a priority for many people. Air purifiers are homes are a great way to improve the quality of the air we breathe. But we don't just spend time in our homes, we also spend time traveling in our cars. 

Our cars can contain all types of air pollution from things like car exhaust and Carbon Monoxide, pet dander, bacteria and dust, smoke, and other odors. And air purifier can help extinguish that pollution. 

Why Do You Need An Air Purifier in Your Car?

Most cars already have air filters, but these filters are created to only catch larger particles that could damage your car. They do not stop any smaller particles that could harm your health. 

How Do They Work?

Car air purifiers are very similar to air purifiers that we place in rooms. The only difference is the size of the purifier. We detail how room air purifiers work in our blog here

Dashboard in a car

What Should You Buy?

There are many different air purifiers on the market for cars. And they all do slightly different things. Some just remove dust and other particles, but not smoke and odors. Most air purifiers for cars just plug into cigarette lighters and don't aren't always effective solutions to car pollution. That being said, we are still sharing some options if you are interested in trying out a car air purifier. 

Nova 2.0 Ionic Car Air Purifier

Plug this into your cigarette lighter and also use it for charging devices with the two additional USB ports. This purifier is easy to use and is great for getting rid of odors and smoke and less effective at removing dust.

LUOYIMAN Portable Car Air Purifier

This air purifier is nice because it is rechargeable and portable. That being said, it does need to be charged and can't just plug into your car. A cool feature is that i monitors ozone levels. 

Phillips GoPure Compact 200 Car Air Purifier

This mountable air purifier has both a HESA and HEPA filter meaning it does a great job removing odors like cigarette smoke. Filters need to be eventually replaced though, so that is an added cost. This air purifier also has an indicator light so you know the quality of the air in your vehicle. 

Console in a car

There is not much research or testing that proves the effectiveness of car air purifiers but we still highly recommend using air purifiers like the AirSoap in your home or workspace. 

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