What Should You Know about Cabin and Engine Air Filters?

Your vehicle’s air filters, whether part of the cabin’s ventilation system or the engine’s, is a vital aspect of keeping the environment free of debris. They are typically made from paper or foam, and their small pores work to block out contaminants.

The engine’s filter is housed in its own compartment, and it’s easily accessible at the top of the engine. It should be changed every 20,000 to 30,000 miles to prevent dust and dirt buildup. When properly maintained, the filter helps keep the metal parts from wearing out due to road grit. The cabin filter serves a similar purpose for the car’s interior. Located behind the glove box, it blocks debris from entering through the ventilation system and should be changed every 12,000 to 15,000 miles.

If you’re a high-mileage driver or live in a dusty area, you may need to change the filters more frequently. Stop in to our showroom at Grieco Toyota today and learn more. One of our knowledgeable team members will be happy to answer your car maintenance questions.

 

 

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