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Air filter maintenance is a routine check that is easily overlooked. Our trained mechanics check your car for safety and let you know if it needs any additional service to be properly maintained.

How do I know when I need a new air filter?

You can check your owner’s manual for recommended intervals, but the easiest way to tell is by looking at the filter. A good rule of thumb is to replace the filter every other oil change.

There are two types of air filters in your car. The engine air filter is under the hood, while the cabin air filter is inside the vehicle (often behind the glove compartment).

Why change the engine air filter?

The engine air filter captures dirt and dust before they can enter the engine. Keeping your components clean contributes to your engine running more efficiently. A clean air filter allows uncontaminated air to pass freely into the combustion chamber of your engine. This also makes your engine run better, cleaner and use less gas.

What about the cabin air filter?

The air that passes through your climate control system is filtered for dust, pollen, mold spores and other particulates to keep your cabin clean and the air you breathe uncontaminated. A dirty filter puts stress on the climate components and does not effectively filter the air.

Our qualified mechanics will check your filters free of charge any time you are in for service. We replace your worn out filter with a clean new filter made for your car.


A clean engine filter allows your engine to run efficiently and saves gas.

A clean cabin filter lets you and your family breathe easy.

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