The Importance of Filters
Your vehicle is equipped with several filters including oil, transmission, fuel, cabin air, and engine air filters.
Focusing on air filters: cabin and engine, these remove many of the airborne contaminants which could enter your vehicle.
Cabin Air Filter
The cabin air filter acts similarly to the HVAC filters in your home in what it does. This filter traps up to 95% of dust, pollen, and other unwanted pollutants from entering your vehicle. Cabin air filters also help keep bacteria and mould from growing inside the ventilation system and maintain the efficiency of your heating and cooling systems.
How Often Should I Change My Cabin Air Filter?
We recommend you change your cabin air filter once a year or every 20,000 – 24,000 kms. Other signs that you need to change your cabin air filter include reduced performance of the heater or air conditioner, or musty odours coming from the ventilation system.
Engine Air Filter
This filter seeks to keep contaminants out of your engine to keep the engine performing at its best. Replacing this filter can help improve your vehicle’s fuel economy and reduce the operating cost.
When Do I Change My Engine Air Filter?
We recommend you have your engine air filter checked with every oil change as replacement timing varies depending on driving conditions and engine size. Some vehicles are equipped with a sensor indicating when to change the engine air filter. Engine air filters may also need to be replaced if you notice a decrease in fuel mileage or performance.