Why Does My Car Need An Air Filter Replacement?

What is an Air Filter Replacement service?

If you open your vehicle’s hood, you’ll notice large, black ductwork that takes air from the grille and directs it into the engine. At some point along this ductwork, the air will enter a large cube. Inside here is the air filter.

Your Toyota Genuine engine air filter features premium fibres and is designed to keep dust, dirt, sand, pollen and other contaminants out of the air feeding your engine.

Why should I get an Air Filter Replacement?

Benefits: Dust and other particles can lead to premature wear of parts inside your engine, leading to misfires, low compression and expensive repairs.

Pollen or other debris that is sticky can accumulate in air passages deep inside your engine, again leading to poor engine performance. In extreme cases, this debris can cause your engine to stop running entirely.

How Often Should It Be Changed?

The best answer here is, it depends.

It should be inspected every six months or every 8,000 kilometres, whichever comes first, but replacement will depend on its condition during inspection. It’s a good idea to make sure it’s inspected at every scheduled service interval. You can find your service schedule in your vehicle’s owners manual, or you can search for your vehicle’s schedule online toyota.ca.

If you drive in hot, dusty conditions or spend a lot of time driving on gravel roads, your filter should be inspected more frequently.

When it’s new, the air filter will look white or off-white. A filter that’s ready to be replaced will have turned a dark gray colour.

Why Stouffville Toyota?

Stouffville Toyota’s fully equipped Toyota service department in Whitchurch-Stouffville is your best guarantee of receiving quality maintenance and repair, detailing and collision repair service for your Toyota or other-make vehicle. Take note that we use original Toyota parts and accessories in all work we carry out.

Our factory-trained technicians can take care of all your service needs promptly and expertly. For your comfort and convenience, our modern facilities feature drive-through service! We are also a certified a “LEED Gold Certified” dealership and service center.