Auto Repair

How To Change Air Filter In Car

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Regularly changing your car’s air filter is one of the best ways to prevent contaminants from getting into your engine. It’s recommended to change the air filter every 12,000-15,000 miles. Use our step-by-step guide below to properly change the air filter.

Necessary Tools And Materials

For this task, it’s recommended to have the following items on hand:

  • Safety glasses.
  • Gloves.
  • Air filter.

Now let’s check out the quick and easy process of changing your car’s air filter.

Step 1. Locate And Open Air Filter Housing

  • Start by parking your vehicle on a flat, dry surface.
  • Open the hood and secure it.
  • Locate the air filter housing and open it at this time.
  • The housing will likely be secured with clamps.
  • These clamps can be undone by hand.
  • If you cannot open it, a screwdriver or small ratchet can help.

Step 2. Remove Existing Air Filter

  • Remove your old air filter and surrounding debris.
  • Take note of how the old air filter was install.
  • Now replicate this when installing your new air filter.

Step 3. Install New Air Filter

  • Install the air filter the same way the old filter was installed.
  • Match both the placement and direction of the old housing.
  • Close the air filter housing and secure it the same way it was before the new installation.

*Always make sure to check your owner’s manual before starting this DIY task

Need A Professional To Change Your Air Filter?

The team at Heath’s Auto Service in Prescott, AZ would be happy to help with all of your automotive service needs!

At Heath’s Auto Service, we take pride in being your one-stop destination for full-service auto and truck repair in Prescott, AZ. Our team of skilled technicians possesses a wealth of experience and knowledge, allowing us to confidently handle domestic, Asian, and European vehicles with precision and expertise. Contact our team today!


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