A blocked or dirty air filter will accelerate engine wear, cause poor performance and increase fuel consumption - by up to 10%. Air filters should never be cleaned with compressed air or banged out on a table - this will only leave a false impression that the filter is clean.
Air filters need to be changed every 10,000km to 15,000km or every 12 to 18 months.
Why change your air filter?
- Prolonged engine life
- Improved fuel efficiency
- Reduced car emissions
What you'll need
- Air filter
Step 1 - Locate And Remove The Old Air Filter
Park your car on level ground with the parking brake on and the gear in first for a manual transmission or park for an automatic transmission.
Open the bonnet.
Locate the air filter housing
Remove the lid of the housing by undoing the fasteners.
Step 2 – Check And Clean The Filter Housing
Remove the old air filter.
Use a clean rag to clean the air box.
Step 3 – Put In New Air Filter
Place your new filter into the housing, ensuring it is aligned on both sides.
Replace the lid and replace the fasteners.
Close the bonnet.
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