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Why Are Your Car’s Air Filters Important? | Toronto, ON

Why Are Your Car’s Air Filters Important? | Toronto, ON

Car air filters work hard to keep your car running smoothly. Here’s a look at why they are important for both you and your vehicle — and how to know when you need to change them.

What Are Air Filters?

What Are Air Filters? | Toronto, ON

There are two types of air filters in your car — cabin and engine air filters. Each component works hard to ensure your car continues to run smoothly.
 

  • Your cabin air filter works to clean the air that enters your car’s interior through the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems.
  • The cabin air filter also prevent your car ride from becoming uncomfortable due to unwanted airborne materials, especially if you have allergies or respiratory problems.
  • The engine air filter does a similar job to the cabin filter, except that it works to clean the air going into your engine.
  • By filtering out environmental contaminants in the air, this filter helps your engine continue to perform as efficiently as possible.

Changing Your Air Filters

Your car’s air filters need to be changed regularly and should be a part of your car’s routine maintenance. Your car’s specific recommendation timelines can be found in your owner’s manual.
 

  • For your Toyota model, you should check your cabin air filter every 8,000 km. Once it becomes dirty, you should change it immediately.
  • Your Toyota engine air filter should be changed every 24,000 km to 48,000 km.
  • If you live in an urban area, it’s recommended that you get a new air filter every year, regardless of the distance you travel.
Changing Your Air Filters | Toronto, ON

If your vehicle is ready for an air filter change or any other scheduled maintenance, you can count on our expert service department here at Downtown Toyota.

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