How To Clean Your Car Air Filter At Home
MrNams Published on Jan 24, 2018

Share, Support, Subscribe!!! Subscribe: Facebook: Twitter: Hello friends, Hope you all doing well! In this video, we will learn how to clean or replace car cabin and engine air filter . The air filter is one of the areas of a car that can accumulate most dirt due to the engine. If you don't keep it in good condition, you run the risk of preventing the car from working properly. As your car air filter gets used more, it becomes clogged with dust, dirt and other debris. It’s important that you clean your car air filter every 15,000 miles to prevent too much of this dirt and debris from entering the engine. The build-up will eventually result in a loss of engine performance and reduced fuel economy. So, can you clean a car air filter yourself? Cleaning your car air filter is certainly something you can do at home, and it will make your vehicle run far more efficiently. The cost to replace an air filter can be expensive, so you will also be saving money by cleaning it yourself. Knowing when to Change the Air Filter A brand new air filter is typically white or off-white. If you notice any of the following problems, you may need to replace the air filter: 1) Decreases in your car's gas mileage. 2) Spark plug problems, such as rough idling or difficulties starting the car, caused by an overly rich air-fuel blend. 3) "Service Engine" light coming on, which can be the result of deposits in the engine. 4) Problems with acceleration. 5) Visible soot, dirt or debris on the air filter. Even if you don't notice any problems, you should always replace the air filter according to the owner's manual, or sooner if you often drive in dusty conditions such as rural roads. Pollen and dust are not always visible, even in direct sunlight. Therefore, changing it on time, even if it doesn't look dirty, is the best way to ensure that the air filter is always clean enough to do its job. 5 Benefits of Changing Your Air Filter 1. Increased fuel efficiency: One of the biggest reasons to change your air filter regularly. Some studies indicate that replacing a dirty air filter increases fuel mileage on older, carburated cars by as much as 14 percent if the filter is so dirty it affects driveability. In addition, changing a clogged air filter can potentially increase acceleration by 6 to 11 percent on modern fuel-injected cars. Other studies claim a 10 percent increase in gas mileage and up to 15¢ per gallon fuel savings. Regardless of the exact figures, it is obvious that a clean air filter improves air flow to the engine and increases engine performance and gas mileage. 2. Reduced emissions: Clogged air filters can reduce air flow to the engine, literally choking it, and as a result affect the emission control systems of the car causing an incorrect air-fuel mixture and spark plug ignition problems which can lead to serious driveability issues. Spark plugs can become fouled which often times result in an engine miss or rough idle, while also greatly affecting fuel mileage. It can also increase engine deposits caused by having too rich of a fuel mixture and may cause the "Service Engine Soon" light to illuminate. Increased air flow to the engine allows it operate properly reducing fuel consumption and reducing emissions. 3. Prolongs engine life: Changing the air filter regularly helps prolong engine life because the air filter is designed to trap damaging dirt and debris that can damage internal engine parts such as the cylinders and pistons. Engine damage can occur from particles as small as a grain of salt and result in costly repairs. 4. Inexpensive and quick fix: An air filter is one of the least expensive maintenance components to replace and can be done by doing it yourself. It is important to make certain the replacement air filter is designed for your exact make and model of car. On newer, fuel-injected cars, the air filter is usually located near the top front or side of the engine by the throttle body. The air filter is rectangular in shape and enclosed in a rectangular, black plastic housing that will normally have clips or screws keeping it closed. On older, carburated cars, the air filter is round and located in a round metal housing above the carburator that is secured by a wing nut. 5. Easy to track Air filters should be changed every 12,000 to 15,000 miles or so, more often in dusty driving conditions. The owner's manual maintenance schedule will indicate how often the air filter should be replaced. A dirty air filter might appear clean but should still be replaced at the recommended intervals. THANKS FOR WATCHING. If you enjoyed video, please do like, share and comment. Please SUBSCRIBE to follow new Uploads WARNING: Always be safe, everything you do is at YOUR OWN RISK! I shall not be liable for any injuries, loss or damages claimed to be caused by watching the contents either.
Comments ( 3)
  • Senior Rocker Published on Apr 07, 2021 MANY THANKS ! 1
  • Samadi Basnayaka Published on Jun 21, 2020 your engine looks dirtier than the air filter. its like cleaning the carpet on an un-swept floor. 2
  • Shotgun Pat Published on Jan 11, 2019 That's not cleaning it. You never suck your blow out air filters. If there not cleanable you just change them. 1