How To Change Your Car's Intake Air Filter In 9 Easy Steps!

How To Change Your Car's Intake Air Filter In 9 Easy Steps! | Taylormade Automotive

Your car's engine has a lot of parts that work together to make it run well. One of these parts is called the intake air filter, which is very important for keeping your engine working properly. Over time, this filter can get dirty and clogged with dust and debris, which can make it hard for your engine to get enough air. But don't worry! We can help you change your filter in just nine easy steps.

Step 1: Gather Your Tools and Supplies

Before diving in, ensure you have the necessary tools and supplies. All you need are:

  • A new intake air filter.
  • A screwdriver.
  • Perhaps a vacuum cleaner to tidy up the filter housing.

Step 2: Locate the Air Filter Housing

Pop the hood of your car and locate the air filter housing. It's usually a rectangular plastic box near the engine. You might need to consult your vehicle's manual to pinpoint its exact location.

Step 3: Identify the Latches or Screws

Inspect the housing for latches or screws securing the lid. Some vehicles have latches that can be easily unhooked, while others may require a screwdriver to remove screws. Exercise caution not to misplace any screws during this process.

Step 4: Open the Housing

Once you've identified and removed the securing mechanism, gently open the air filter housing. Be mindful of any clips or connections and detach them carefully.

Step 5: Remove the Old Air Filter

The old air filter sits inside the housing. Take it out, paying attention to how it's positioned. Note the direction of the airflow arrows on the filter; this ensures you install the new one correctly.

Step 6: Inspect the Old Filter

While the old filter is out, take a moment to inspect it. If it's clogged with dirt and debris, it has served its purpose, and changing it is a timely decision.

Step 7: Clean the Housing

Before inserting the new filter, use a vacuum cleaner or a clean cloth to remove any remaining debris from the filter housing. Ensuring a clean environment for the new filter is essential for optimal performance.

Step 8: Insert the New Air Filter

Slide the new air filter into the housing, aligning it with the airflow arrows as noted earlier. Ensure it fits snugly within the housing.

Step 9: Secure the Housing

Carefully close the air filter housing, securing it with latches or screws. Make sure everything is tightly sealed to prevent unfiltered air from entering the engine.

Having issues with the change? Don't worry, we don't blame you - not every maintenance task can be done at home. Just call us at Taylormade Automotive, and we will help out!

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