Air Filter Maintenance

Engine Air Filter

Nestled under the hood, your engine's air filter is easy to overlook.

That's why it's important to trust your vehicle to the friendly, professional staff at Maita Toyota's service center.

Our factory-trained technicians can check the health of your engine air filter during a thorough multipoint inspection.

Air filters, as their name implies, prevent airborne contaminants from reaching the engine.

In contrast, a dirty filter allows particles like dust to make their way into the engine and cause friction.

It's a small thing, but a clean engine air filter equals better fuel economy and more miles out of your engine.

Air filters typically require replacement after around 30,000 miles, but your vehicle's owner’s manual will have specific details for your specific make and model.

Where and how you drive also affects the lifespan of your engine air filter.

Do you live near a ranch or in mountainous area or region with heavy smog? Chances are your vehicle air filter will need more frequent replacement than drivers living in a seaside town.

Cabin Air Filter

While the engine air filter helps prevent contaminants from reaching your engine, the cabin air filter helps clean the air circulating inside the vehicle.

Cabin air filters are crucial for keeping air inside your vehicle healthy.

The cabin air filter traps dust, bacteria, pollen and mold spores--contaminants that exacerbate allergies.

The filters are especially handing during the winter, when you’re more likely to be driving with windows closed. They’re also vital in early spring, when allergens are in the air.

Experts recommend swapping out your cabin air filter at least once a year. They’re relatively inexpensive, and those with respiratory concerns might benefit from changing the filters seasonally, or twice a year.