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During the summer our car turns into our home away from home. We are always on the road. Making sure my car is up to par for our travels is my top priority.
Full tank of gas, full fluids, clean filters, inspecting the tire wear, and a fresh oil change are a few of the things I give a once-over before we start our travels.
We are gearing up for a very busy summer! My owner’s manual recommends an air filter change every 12,000 miles (My car was definitely overdue, be sure to follow recommended change intervals as noted in your vehicle owner’s manual.)
Before we it the road I decided to change my air filter. It’s a simple task that I will show you step-by-step. Most air filters can be installed in five minutes or less with simple tools!
1. Pick up a FRAM Extra Guard Engine Air Filter at your local Walmart.
2. Pop the hood and locate your air filter.
Consult your owner’s manual if you are unsure where the air filter is located on your make and model.
3. Release the air filter enclosures. Some are secured by hinges, others by screws. Use a flathead to pry open the snaps or unscrew the screws if needed. (My car also had a wire harness that needed to be detached).
4. Open the cover and remove the old air filter.
Dirty air filters restrict airflow, which can contribute to decreased acceleration, horsepower, and reduced overall performance.
5. Insert your new FRAM Extra Guard Engine Air Filter.
A clean air filter improves airflow and prevents dirt and dust from entering and damaging the engine.
7. Close the hood and give yourself a pat on the back on a job well done!
I’ve created this simple print-n-go checklist, that can be laminated and stored in your glove compartment. Just grab it and give your car a quick check before you hit the road!
Where will you be heading on your summer road trip?