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A Guide To Your Car's Air Filters

A Guide To Your Car's Air Filters - Toronto, ON

A Guide To Your Car's Air Filters

The cabin air filter and the engine air filter work hard to ensure that your car continues to run well throughout the year. Here’s what you need to know about these crucial vehicle components and when you should change them.

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A Guide To Your Car's Air Filters - Toronto, ON

The cabin air filter and the engine air filter work hard to ensure that your car continues to run well throughout the year. Here’s what you need to know about these crucial vehicle components and when you should change them.

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A Guide To Your Car's Air Filters - Toronto, ON

What Do Cabin Air Filters Do?

As air enters your Hyundai, it passes through your cabin air filter. This component allows your air to remain clean, fighting to keep the pollution from the road out of your lungs as you’re driving.
 

  • The majority of dust, pollen, and other particulates that come through the heating, ventilation, and air-condition systems will be caught in your car’s cabin filter.
  • This filter functions to help you enjoy a more comfortable ride if you have allergies or respiratory issues.
  • To locate the cabin air filter, look behind either the glove box or under the dashboard.

What Do Engine Air Filters Do?

Your engine air filter does a similar job to your cabin air filter — except that it keeps your engine clean rather than your car’s interior.
 

  • Outside dirt and grime can get into your engine and affect its performance. Your engine air filter helps to keep out these harmful contaminants.
  • When particulates enter your engine because of an old and dirty filter, the engine’s efficiency will be affected, and it may not be as powerful or efficient as it could be.
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When Should I Change My Air Filters?

The timeframe for changing your air filters depends on your type of car and what the manufacturer recommends.
 

  • Hyundai recommends changing out your cabin air filter every 40,000 km.
  • The brand also recommends that you inspect your engine air filter every 20,000 km, replacing it when it appears to be dirty.
  • Your driving habits and conditions can influence when you should change your filter. In a big city like Toronto, it’s a good idea to change your filters every year — or have us do it here at Downtown Hyundai when you stop in for a maintenance appointment.

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As air enters your Hyundai, it passes through your cabin air filter. This component allows your air to remain clean, fighting to keep the pollution from the road out of your lungs as you’re driving.
 

  • The majority of dust, pollen, and other particulates that come through the heating, ventilation, and air-condition systems will be caught in your car’s cabin filter.
  • This filter functions to help you enjoy a more comfortable ride if you have allergies or respiratory issues.
  • To locate the cabin air filter, look behind either the glove box or under the dashboard.
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