Porsche® Air Filter Replacement
Porsche®'s Engine Air Filter
Your car takes in air and passes it into the engine through a filter. If you have more than one of these filters (and some cars do), the air filter is designed to take out dust, leaves, and other debris from the air before it enters your engine. The air and fuel mix creates combustion, which powers the engine.
If the air filter is dirty or clogged, it will not pass enough oxygen into your engine. This can lead to a variety of complications in both performance and safety (car may not start, the engine may not run smoothly, etc). If you use a reusable air filter (K&N), instead of replacing the air filter at the time of your service we will clean and properly oil according to the manufactures recommendation. Your car has a regular filter unless you bought K&N.
Keep In Mind:
– The air filter is one of the most straightforward and affordable automotive repairs.
– Air filters should be replaced, and blowing or shaking your air filter to clean the dust out is not helping. You should always replace your air filter at the recommended scheduled service times to get the befit of filtered air with the least amount of air intake restriction to achieve proper performance.
Porsche®' Cabin Air Filter
The cabin air filter is a necessary component of your vehicle’s heating and cooling system. It helps clean the hazardous particles out of the air so you can breathe more safely while driving, without any worry about breathing in tar or other pollutants that might be lurking around on busy highways.
We recommend cabin air filters brands that are HEPA filter comprised of three layers that provide outstanding efficiency in trapping particles and
dust, providing the cleanest air possible with the efficiency of 99.97 percent at 0.3 microns when available.
Porsche®' Air Filter Replacement
Air filters are an essential part of your car and should be checked every 10,000 miles according to the manufacturer’s recommendation. Replacing them at 15,000 – 30,000 mile intervals will depend on how much you drive around town and commute long distances for work purposes. In some extreme cases, your car’s engine air filter may need to be replaced every 10,000 miles.
The cabin air filter should be changed more regularly to keep you and your passengers from breathing in allergens. You should always check your Porsche®’s maintenance guide in the owner’s manual for up-to-date care recommendations.
Do I really need to change my car’s air filter?
These are frequently asked questions when it comes to vehicle maintenance. Let’s start with the “engine air filter” of your vehicle. First off, is it important that I change it? The answer is YES, and here is why: The engine is powered by a combustible mixture of gasoline and air that creates an explosive reaction to produce horsepower.
Rather than relying on a carburetor to deliver the air/fuel mixture, modern cars use computers that automatically make adjustments in order to achieve. They also adjust other engine systems when need is for optimal performance and efficiency.
Dirty air filters can restrict the free flow of air into your engine. This will cause rough running, lower gas mileage, and a check engine light if it gets dirty enough. That sounds like a bundle of potential trouble, yes you might save what amounts to a few pennies by stretching the life of your currently dirty air filter when the truth be told it will cost you thousands in the long run with fewer miles per gallon, additional maintenance, (less life out of your spark plugs, oxygen seasons, etc.) not to mention additional wear and tear on your engine.
You know that you should keep on schedule for changing your air filter, but the location of these essential filters can be a tricky thing to remember. You may be surprised to learn that many car owners don’t know what the engine air filter does, or even where it can be found.
On today’s typical car or truck, air filters can be shaped like a square, rectangle, or other trapezoidal shapes. Unlike the old days when they were thin circular shapes sitting prominently on top of an engine. The old-style round air filter was the first thing you would see upon opening the car hood. It was found easily, and inexpensive to replace. In the past, you could unfasten one wing nut, lift off the cover, pop in a new filter, and be done!
Your cabin air filter traps dust, pollen, hair, particulates, pollution, exhaust fumes, animal waste (yes, animals like to reside under your hood sometimes), basically all manner of substances that you do not want going into your nose, mouth, and lungs. Your cabin air filter is an investment in your respiratory health. In fact, it’s probably the most important one you have!
Remember, when you take your vehicle in for service and the shop or dealership recommends new air filters, ask them to send you pictures of the air filter in your Porsche. This way, before an authorization is given on replacement it will be clear what’s going on with that filter! You can also ask them to keep the old filter for your inspection.
Porsche® Air Filter Replacement Los Angeles
Do you live near an area that has high pollen counts or are there other pollutants nearby?
If so then keeping up to date on changing filters yearly can be essential for getting rid of those pesky particles! Schedule your appointment with PS Racing today!
How do you know if your Porsche® needs a new air filter?
It’s absolutely pleasant and easy to spot the need for a new engine air filter and cabin air filter replacement. It doesn’t take much time, just about 10 minutes of your day!
If your Porsche® needs a new engine air filter, you will notice some or all of the following symptoms:
- Odd noises from the engine when idle
- Dirty air filter
- Service engine light on your dashboard
- Residue or grime build-up around the engine air intake
- Dark smoke coming from the exhaust
- Slow engine startup
- Decrease in acceleration
- Decrease in fuel efficiency
Below are accepted signs that your Porsche® cabin air filter needs to be replaced:
- Abnormal hike in noise coming from your air vents
- Bad odor
- Decrease in airflow
How often should you replace the car air filter?
Your service manual states that you should replace your engine and cabin air filters every 10,000 miles in extreme conditions 15,000-30,000 miles in normal driving conditions. In order to keep your car running smoothly, it’s necessary to have a complete filter check each time you take your automobile in for an oil change.
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