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How Often Do I Need To Change My Engine Air Filter?

Your engine’s air filter is a vital part of maintaining your vehicle, and while how often you should change your engine air filter will depend on the model, make, and trim of your car, SUV, or truck, as well as some external factors, most automakers agree on changing it every 30,000 to 45,000 miles. Reference your owner’s manual for information about the engine air filter for your specific model. You can also contact our service center at Jaguar Santa Monica to get expert advice on any questions you have.

What Does An Engine Air Filter Do?

An engine air filter protects your engine from outside contaminants. The air filter stops dust, dirt, and debris from clogging the engine. Due to the duties of an engine air filter, it gets filthy, which can lead to negative vehicle performance. The screen itself can get clogged and will need replacing. Here are signs that Brentwood area drivers need to replace their engine air filter:

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

Additionally you notice a change in your gas mileage, it could be your engine’s air filter, and if left unchecked you’ll have to stop more frequently at Pacific Palisades gas stations. If you do notice a difference in the way your vehicle is performing, stop by our service department.

 How Often To Change The Engine Air Filter

Are you questioning, “how often should you change the engine air filter?” We recommend referencing your owner’s manual. Not all engine air filters are the same and will depend on your vehicle. Where you drive will also factor in how often you should change your engine air filter. If you drive over dirt, gravel, or potholes regularly, you will need to change the air filter more often. You can check your air filter by opening the air filter compartment. If it looks dirty, you can swap it for a new one. If you prefer a professional handle it, our service technicians at Jaguar Santa Monica will be happy to help.

Keep Your Vehicle in Top Condition at Jaguar Santa Monica

We know how essential your vehicle is to you. Our service center is thorough and will get your car back to you promptly. Malibu, drivers, whether you need an engine air filter, tire rotation, or brake maintenance, let us help–the health and safety of your vehicle is our top priority. Schedule a maintenance appointment and check out our specials that help you save. The next time your car needs a check-up, we hope you will think of Jaguar Santa Monica. Want to learn more than just how often you should change your engine air filter and how often to replace a battery? We have more service tips for you to check out!

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