When Should I Replace my Air Filter?

There are many factors that impact when you should change or service your vehicle’s air filter. Manufacturers usually suggest replacing the air filter every 3,000 miles. But keep in mind, this is just a suggestion. You might need to service your air filter sooner. Some things that influence the timeline for replacing your air filter are things within your control: Driving habits (speed, distance, etc.), your selection of air filter, and the make and model of your vehicle. Other factors are outside of your control: environmental factors like pollution, road conditions (such as dusty roads), and your vehicle’s individual engine performance. All of these factors combine to ultimately determine when you need to replace your vehicle’s air filter.

Our best suggestion is to keep this timeline in mind and be vigilant while you pay attention to your vehicle’s performance. Why? The biggest giveaway that it’s time to replace your air filter is that your vehicle’s engine performance seems to have decreased. There are many ways you might notice that performance just isn't as good as it should be. If you’re not sure how to tell if your engine is struggling, you should read about how a dirty air filter affects your vehicle.