At Fox Toyota, we talk a lot about the importance of routine maintenance in keeping your car running like new and avoiding costly repairs. One step in routine maintenance that is regularly overlooked is engine air filter replacement. Your engine air filter is there to guard your engine from harmful debris, dust, and bugs that can damage your engines efficiency and lifespan. It's important to clean and/or replace the air filter when it becomes dirty or damaged so that it can continue to provide protection to your engine and keep your car running like new.
While cleaning and/or replacing your Toyota engine air filter too often is better than not enough, you don't want to be spending unnecessary money at the mechanics. Your car's owner's manual should have a guide for how often to clean and replace your engine air filter. But, a general rule of thumb is to get it replaced every 30,000 miles or so and to give it a visual inspection, and cleaning if necessary, about once a month. This habit will help to ensure that you catch any damage before it has had time to wreak havoc on your engine.
If you can't remember the last time your Toyota engine air filter was cleaned or replaced, it's probably time to head to the mechanics. The Fox Toyota Service Center in Clinton, TN is filled with knowledgeable mechanics that you can trust to get jobs large or small done right. They use a selection of genuine OEM parts that have been specifically engineered for your vehicle. Don't put off your vehicle maintenance any longer, schedule a service appointment today.