Air Filter Replacement: Step-by-Step Instructions
If you’re unsure about when to replace your car’s air filter, a basic rule of thumb is once every 12 months or 20,000 kilometres, or sooner if the vehicle is operated in dusty conditions. Replace the filter when it appears dirty or clogged; change the crankcase breather filter at the same time if it’s dirty. Check the PCV valve whenever you check or replace the air filter. It’s also a good idea to check the fuel filter, spark plugs, points, condenser, cap, rotor and wires.
To replace your air filter, you will need:
- Assorted wrenches
Before you begin:
- Have a first-aid kit handy
- Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all products
- Use safety stands under the frame or drive-on ramps