Apr. 17, 2021
How To Clean Your Car’s Air Filter(1)
Air filter suppliers will share this article about how to clean air filters with you.
Keeping your car clean on the outside can protect the car’s paint; keeping it clean on the inside will make it a better place. Keeping the engine under the hood clean can help maintain its performance and save you money.
If you want to take the next step in car cleaning, consider cleaning your air filter. The filter prevents dust, dirt, and debris from being sucked into the engine through the air intake pipe, and it needs to be cleaned regularly to maintain the performance and efficiency of the engine.
Here, we will show you how to clean the car air filter, which saves money, and can clean it yourself. We also cover the essentials of air filter maintenance, so you know when and how to do this work.
How to clean the car air filter
Cleaning the air filter is very easy if you have a good idea of where everything is positioned under the hood of your car. You can use two different methods to accomplish this, and we will show you how to do this in the step-by-step guide below.
Locating the air filter:
You will find that the air filter of your car is easily accessible on the top of the engine. If you can't find it, look at your car manual, it should have all the different engine parts marked on it.
Don’t have the manual? Go online, there may be an electronic version or a YouTube video telling you where it is. If this is not possible, you should ask the repairman to point it out the next time your car needs repairs.
Removing the filter:
The air filter is usually in a plastic or metal housing, you need to open it to remove the filter. In a new car, they are usually just cut off and are easy to disassemble, but if your car is older, you may need to unscrew or unbolt a section of the housing.
When you open the air filter housing, you should just pull the air filter out.
Cleaning the air filter with a vacuum cleaner:
The easiest way to clean a car's air filter is to use a vacuum cleaner. Connect the hose to your standard household vacuum cleaner and you have the perfect tool to access the ridges of the filter itself.