A blocked or dirty air filter will accelerate engine wear, cause poor performance and increase fuel consumption - by up to 10%. Air filters should never be cleaned with compressed air or banged out on a table - this will only leave a false impression that the filter is clean.

Air filters need to be changed every 10,000km to 15,000km or every 12 to 18 months.

Why change your air filter?

  • Prolonged engine life
  • Improved fuel efficiency
  • Reduced car emissions
What you'll need
  • New Ryco air filter
  • Screwdriver
  • Pliers
  • Rags

Step 1 - Locate and remove the old air filter

Park your car on level ground with the parking brake on and the gear in first for a manual transmission or park for an automatic transmission.

Open the bonnet.

Locate the air filter housing

Remove the lid of the housing by undoing the fasteners.

Step 2 – Check and clean the filter housing

Remove the old air filter.

Use a clean rag to clean the air box.

Step 3 – Put in new air filter

Place your new filter into the housing, ensuring it is aligned on both sides.

Replace the lid and replace the fasteners.

Close the bonnet.

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