Filter Replacement Service
In general, replacing a cabin air filter, engine air filter and engine oil filter plays an important role in maintaining that prized pickup, reliable commuter or recreational vehicle. Cabin air filters need replaced each year or every 12,000–15,000 miles, whichever comes first. Vehicles driven in dusty, sandy areas require air filter replacement services sooner. The experts at NAPA also suggest you take advantage of an engine oil filter replacement every time you get the oil changed.
A cabin air filter stops you from breathing in allergens and pollutants from outside air flowing into your vehicle. As time passes, as an air filter becomes clogged, it can negatively impact your vehicle's performance and potentially your health. Without a properly functioning air cabin filter, you could experience reduced or weak airflow throughout your vehicle’s HVAC system, obnoxious sounds coming from your air vent/fan like whistling, musty or unpleasant odors and reduced visibility
An engine air filter prevents your engine from becoming damaged from debris like dirt, dust, sand and other particulates. It also works to trap airborne contaminates before they enter the engine. Signs you need a new engine air filter include damage to a vehicle’s cylinder walls, pistons (piston rings) and airflow sensors in fuel-injected vehicles.
A clean engine oil filter enables your vehicle to function smoothly and pass large volumes of oil through the filter to your engine. Without a clean oil filter, the system will experience clogging, which can cause a loss of vehicle power, diminished fuel economy and possible engine failure.
Additional signs you need an engine oil filter replacement include:
- Engine overheating
- Dirty exhaust fumes
- Decreased oil pressure
- Dark or thick engine oil
- Engine knocking or ticking
- Check engine light illuminated
How Much Does Filter Replacement Cost?
After a routine maintenance inspection (which is part of an oil change service at NAPA Auto Care), the ASE-certified technician will thoroughly explain the condition of the four filters in your vehicle: cabin air filter, engine air filter, transmission filter and engine oil filter. If the clogged filter no longer performs as designed, a replacement is considered necessary
For example, the price of a routine oil change, including an engine oil filter replacement, costs on average between $45 and $185 depending on your vehicle year, make and model. Additionally, a cabin air filter replacement can range in cost between $120 and $220.
Take your vehicle to one of the 17,000+ NAPA Auto Care centers nationwide for reliable service. At NAPA Auto Care, we stand behind the repair work our ASE-certified technicians perform. Our free 24-Month/24,000-Mile Peace of Mind Warranty is offered across the entire nationwide NAPA Network and covers parts and labor on qualifying repairs and services.