How often should I replace the engine filter in my Toyota?

April 14th, 2016 by

Toyota engine filter replacement

It’s common knowledge that the health of your engine is an essential part to the performance of your vehicle. To keep it running strong, you need to make sure that it can breathe properly. To do this, you need to have your Toyota’s engine filter cleaned or even replaced regularly. This is done to clean out any dirt or debris that gets collected in the air filter. If you’re wondering how often you should clean and replace your engine filter, the exact number can vary from vehicle to vehicle.

To get the best results from your vehicle, it’s important to find the right balance between replacing your vehicle’s filter too often and not often enough. That way, your vehicle stays in great shape and you don’t spend unnecessary money. Filter replacement isn’t something that needs to happen terribly often, that being said, it’s better to do it too often than not at all. Serious damage can occur in your Toyota’s engine when you don’t replace its filter, leading to some pretty costly repairs.

After ignoring your engine’s filter for a few years, the filter will begin to deteriorate, forming a hole that allows dirt, debris and bugs to get into your engine’s cylinders. This can significantly affect your engine’s lifespan and can be expensive to fix.

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replacement of air filterWhen to replace your engine filter
You can check out your Toyota owner’s manual to find out when to replace your vehicle’s engine filter. If you don’t have it on hand, or it doesn’t give you an exact timeline, a good rule of thumb is to bring it in about every 30,000 miles for a replacement.

It’s also a good habit to get into to have your engine’s filter checked and – if necessary – cleaned each time you get an oil change. That way, you can keep an eye on its condition and make sure it doesn’t have any holes. Without a good cleaning every once and a while, it’s not likely that your filter will make it to that 30,000 mile mark, so be sure to keep an eye on it by getting regular maintenance.

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Filter replacement at Don Jacobs Toyota

Don’t remember the last time your engine’s filter was changed or cleaned? Odds are you’re probably due for one or the other. Here at Don Jacobs Toyota, our expert service staff is always happy to help. Air filter replacements is just one item of our long list of services, so feel free to stop by for any of your Toyota’s maintenance needs.