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How To Replace Your Air Filters

Part of your routine vehicle maintenance is air filter replacement. There can be several types of filters in your vehicle including a cabin air filter and an engine air filter. These items will have similar jobs for different systems, namely, trapping particulates before they can build up in your vehicle’s engine or HVAC system. To replace your air filters, you will first want to know what kind of filter and what kind of replacement you will be working with.

What Kind of Filter?

The first step in air filter replacement is determining what kind, or kinds, of filters you need for your vehicle. Usually, you can find this information in your owner’s manual or through online maintenance books. You can also find the filter you need by typing the make and model into the search bar of the vendor’s website, but, you will need to know whether you need a cabin or engine air filter before hitting the search bar.

What Kind of Replacement?

Not only will your replacement depend on the kind of filter you get, but also whether you are replacing a cabin filter or an engine filter. This is because these filters each have a different placement in your vehicle. The placement can also differ based on the make and model of your car and whether the filter is a factory item or an addition. Luckily, even if your owner’s manual doesn’t have the instructions to replace the filters, you can usually find them online.

Air filter replacement in your vehicles can help you have healthier air in your cabin as well as less particle buildup in your engine or heating, ventilation or air conditioning system. You can determine what kinds of filters you need from your owner’s manual or even online. You can even find instructions on how to replace the filters in the same places. Browse the website for more information.


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Author: Myrtice Lovett

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