How Often Do I Change My Cabin Air Filter?

January 4th, 2019 by

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Lindenhurst drivers often consider things like oil changes and brake pads when they think of service. While those are important, replacing your engine air filter is a crucial part of maintaining your Honda car, truck, or SUV like the Honda CR-V. The schedule for replacing your air filter varies from car to car, but generally speaking, West Islip drivers need to replace their air filter every 30,000-45,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual for specifics, and when it comes time to replace your air filter, rely on the Babylon Honda service center!

What Does My Engine Air Filter Actually Do?

The engine air filter is very important as it keeps dust, dirt, sand, and other debris from clogging up the engine. However, filters can get clogged over time, reducing their effectiveness and reducing your vehicle’s performance. There are a few warning signs Bay Shore drivers should look out for:

  • Black smoke from the exhaust
  • Service Engine light comes on
  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Misfiring spark plugs

Using a dirty or clogged engine air filter can even negatively affect gas mileage.

How Often Should I Replace My Engine Air Filter?

While it varies, the recommended schedule for replacing your engine air filter is a combination of your owner’s manual and road conditions. For example, if you frequently drive on dirt or gravel roads, you may need to replace your engine air filter more regularly. The filter itself is easy to access on most vehicles, so you can even check it yourself. To replace:

  • Open the air filter compartment
  • Remove the old filter
  • Drop in a new one

That’s it! If you feel more comfortable letting the professionals handle it, though, take the trip to the Babylon Honda service center so we can replace your filter hassle-free.

Keep Your Honda Model Healthy at Babylon Honda

For more information on the Babylon Honda service center, and how it can help with everything from replacing belts to diagnosing car noises, stop by Babylon Honda, or contact us with any questions you may have! Whether your car needs an oil change, tire rotation, or something completely different, we are here to help.

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