Air Filter | Quality Check | How to Replace Filter | Liberty Toyota Colorado Springs


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To keep your engine performance in top shape, replace the car air filter on a regular basis. If a vehicle is running with a clogged air or fuel filter, this can cause long-term damage including poor fuel mileage, decreased performance and reduced engine life. 

Always refer to the owner's manual for the manufacturer's recommended intervals on changing your filters. If the manual is not available, a good rule of thumb is to replace the air filter every 12 months or 12,000 miles (whichever comes first).


The tools and materials you need include:
  • Two medium-sized screwdrivers, one standard and one Phillip
  • A new air filter 

  • You can usually find the air filter in a black plastic case near the center-top of the engine (sometimes, however, it will be off to the side), with a couple of large metal clips on the side. Open all the metal clips (a flat-headed screwdriver will help), and pry all the clips open around the filter case. Some models have an air filter case held together with screws, in which case you'll have to unscrew them to get at the filter.

  • Pull out the air filter - it's typically flat and/or elongated, and is made of a paper element with rubber edges to seal it against the casing.

  • Next, check it for cleanliness. Hold it up to the light and (while keeping it at arm's length from your face) bend it back and look inside the creases. If you cannot see any clean spots in the filter, it's time to replace it. 

  • Install the new air filter, reseal the black plastic casing and close the clips and you're done!

Finding our full-service Toyota dealership in Colorado Springs is easy! Check out directions to our location at 5115 New Car Drive or call us at 866-759-1180. You can also check our Service Department and Parts Department. Interested in customizing your vehicle? Our Toyota Accessories center has everything you need to personalize your car.
 
 
 
 

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Larry H. Miller Liberty Toyota Colorado Springs

5115 New Car Drive
Directions Colorado Springs, CO 80923

  • Sales: 719-388-4211
  • Service: 719-388-4200
  • Parts: 719-388-4250

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