Honda Air Filters: What You Need to Know
How Many and What Types There are
There are two of them -- one for the engine and one for the cabin.
What They Do
They capture airborne contaminants -- everything from dirt and road debris to dust and pollen. The engine air filter keeps them out of the air intake and the rest of the motor, while the cabin air filter keeps them out of the heater and air conditioning system.
What They're Made of
One of four materials: synthetic paper, foam, cotton, or metal. They're often either flat-panel, circular, or cylindrical in design and pleated for better capture.
How You Tell if They Need to be Replaced
Check for proper airflow. Interior air quality issues can indicate an obstructed cabin filter. Acceleration problems and engine misfires and power loss can indicate a clogged engine filter. You can avoid these results by changing both air filters regularly. The symptoms it may be time include:
- A dashboard Check Engine warning
- Muck in the filter
- Obvious filter wear
- Strange engine noises
- Worsening fuel economy
- Black exhaust smoke
- Cabin odors
When You Should Change Them
Once a year -- every 12,000 to 15,000 miles, no more than every 30,000 miles. Your owner's manual's maintenance schedule will have more info on what to do and when to do it.
You can order replacements right here online. The best thing to do is buy what your brand makes.
Why Genuine OEM Air Filters are the Best Choice for Your Honda
They're designed specifically for what you drive, so they're guaranteed to fit it. Browse our catalog by make, model, and year, then place your order. We'll ship to your door ASAP.
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