Top Mechanics For Air Filter Change, Repair & Replacements
Garage in London, 10 years of experience
SDS MOTORS is a family company responsible for inspecting and repairing vehicles, diagnosing problems and performing maintenance work on them. Shpetim the mechanic of the company has more than 10 years of...
DARREN • 18th May 2023
Garage in Dudley , 20 years of experience
20 long years of experience, dealing with all work from servicing to diagnostics.
Garage in Falkirk, 8 years of experience
Self employed mechanic for the past 3 years covering central Scotland. All work accepted
Garage in London, 15 years of experience
I started off my mechanical career at a Peugeot main dealers developing my skills for 6 years. Then moving on to a local independent garage for 1 year. My next venture was working for Lexus dealership for 4...
ADRIAN • 31st March 2023
Suzuki Swift • Additional work following previous booking
Garage in Middlesex, 13 years of experience
I have 3 years working for Volkswagen but the bulk of my experience has been with small independent garages working on all makes and models. I have been an independent mechanic for the past 4 years and am ab...
Mobile mechanic in Wellingborough , 10 years of experience
Hi I’m Michal. I've been doing cars for about 10 years specifically for Vehicle Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Technician last 2.5 years. Had lots of training in recent VW group technology so that’...
Mobile mechanic in London, 9 years of experience
3 years at AVS where I started my mechanics as an apprentice, mastering general repairs and servicing on a wide range of vehicles , 2 years as a fast fitter in car giant. Perfecting replacing brakes, tyres ...
Mobile mechanic in Northamptonshire , 28 years of experience
I started work with Ford dealership then moving to various dealers Vauxhall was my favourite. Once I qualified I went to work with the aa really enjoyed that job as it tested my knowledge and skill set. Move...
Garage in Manchester, 35 years of experience
Quick Stop Autocentres is a well established, well known car mechanic. At Quick Stop Autocentres our aim is to provide a quality, professional and reliable service. We are situated in Manchester and we ca...
The car drives well after the work (the brakes were pulling before hand).
The only down sides are the car smells of cigarettes on return and the return time was hard to follow. However, I recieved regular messages about when it was expected, I just found it hard to follow.”
RICHARD • 22nd February 2023
Garage in Manchester, 20 years of experience
We offer, vehicle servicing and repairs alongside vintage restorations, caravan builds and tyre fitting.
ANDREW • 16th December 2022
Land Rover Range Rover • Pollen filter (cabin) replacement
Garage in Birmingham , 9 years of experience
Mots class 4 5 and 7. All repair work servicing, brakes , tyres , exhaust and clutches.
SHUANG • 23rd November 2022
BMW 5 Series • Pollen filter (cabin) replacement
Garage in Leeds, 30 years of experience
32 years in the trade. Worked for many main dealer brands inc BMW, Toyota, Range Rover, Fiat and Alpha Romeo carrying out all service and repair items.
Garage in Hednesford, 20 years of experience
A served mechanic with a background in main-dealerships. 13 years with Ford and an MOT tester for 10 years. Working on all makes and models over the 20 years in the trade.
ANNE-MARIE • 4th November 2022
Ford Grand C-MAX • Air filter replacement
Garage in Stevenage , 20 years of experience
I began my mechanical career with Peugeot/Citroen where I completed my full apprenticeship and spent 4 years there. I moved to work with Renault for around 3 years before moving to VW/Audi for 4 years. I rel...
ALAN • 3rd November 2022
Volvo V50 • Air filter replacement
Garage in Wokingham, 7 years of experience
Mobile mechanic services covering servicing, maintenance, oil change, brakes, MOT appointments and failure repairs, as well as bodywork repair and painting. Previous experience in a BMW service centre as ...
JOANNE • 7th October 2022
Fiat Grande Punto • Pollen filter (cabin) replacement
Frequently asked questions about air filter change, repair & replacements
Read our answers to questions about air filter change costs, symptoms and more.
What does an Air Filter do?
The air filter is a component of the car's engine air inlet system. It filters fresh air from outside before the air is circulated through these systems and into the engine.
What does an air filter replacement involve?
- Mechanic will inspect the air filter and the air inlet system.
- Mechanic will replace the air filter element.
- Mechanic will advise if any other parts need to be replaced.
- Mechanic will run the engine and, if necessary, test drive the car.
Can I do an air filter change myself?
Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend an air filter change is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.
What are the symptoms of a bad air filter?
- When the 'Check Engine' light is on.
- When the engine runs rough.
- When the engine idle is rough.
- When the engine performs not as well as usually is the case.
- When starting the car is troublesome.
- When the engine will not start at all.
How long will an air filter change take?
An air filter change usually takes under 1 hour, but can take more time. Ultimately, the time that the job will take will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.
How often should I replace an air filter?
You should endeavour to always service the air filter as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.
What does a Cabin Air Filter do?
The cabin air filter is a component of the air conditioning and heater systems in a car. It filters fresh air from outside before the air is circulated through these systems and into the passenger compartment.
What happens during a Cabin Air Filter replacement?
- Mechanic will inspect the cabin air filter and the heater and air conditioning systems.
- If necessary, the mechanic will replace the cabin air filter.
- Mechanic will advise if any other parts need to be replaced.
- Mechanic will test the heater and air conditioning systems.
What are the symptoms of a bad Cabin Air filter?
- When the heater does not work properly.
- When the air coming from the air conditioning vents is weaker than usual.
How often should I replace a cabin air filter?
Over time, the cabin air filter can get rather dirty or even clog up completely with dirt. In this case there will be a reduced air flow towards the heater or air conditioning systems. Should you experience problems with the air flow into passenger compartment, then it is advisable to have the cabin air filter inspected and, if necessary, have it replaced.
You should endeavour to always service the cabin air filter as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.
Can I still drive with a dirty air filter?
If your air filter is dirty or clogged it is recommended to address this as soon as possible. It could be restricting the air supply to the engine signficantly and be the reason for a rough running engine, and may result in damage to the engine.
What is the average life of an air filter?
The average life of an air filter in a car is about 15,000 miles. This can be lower or higher depending on the area you most frequently drive around - for example, if you drive in dusty or polluted areas then it's likely the air filter will need to be replaced sooner than would otherwise be the case.
Do air filters deteriorate with age?
Yes, air filters do deteriorate with age and will need replacing periodically. Over time they can get clogged up with dirt, polluting particles and insects from the air. As the engine needs an optimal mixture of air and fuel to achieve the most efficient performance, the air filter must be kept clean and replaced when necessary.
Is the air filter checked during an MOT?
No, the air filter is not checked as part of the MOT test. However, a clogged or dirty air filter can affect performance and lead to issues with emissions which is checked during an MOT test.
Is a dirty air filter an MOT failure?
A dirty air filter in itself will not cause an MOT failure, however a clogged up filter can contribute to engine performance issues. A dirty air filter can restrict airflow into the engine and ultimately result in reduced fuel consumption and exhaust emissions issues.
How much does an air filter replacement cost?
Cost for an air filter change is on average £60, with prices ranging from £40 to £75. Ultimately, the cost depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your air filter replaced by ClickMechanic by selecting your car below!
Check out the ClickMechanic price for an air filter change. See the averages for different makes below. We consolidate industry standard data with millions of data points to give you the most accurate price. These estimates may include Air filter element and Pollen filter element.
|Audi||£56||Get exact price|
|BMW||£74||Get exact price|
|Citroen||£57||Get exact price|
|Ford||£55||Get exact price|
|Land Rover||£49||Get exact price|
|Mercedes-Benz||£71||Get exact price|
|Nissan||£56||Get exact price|
|Peugeot||£50||Get exact price|
|Renault||£66||Get exact price|
|Toyota||£39||Get exact price|
|Vauxhall||£54||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen||£52||Get exact price|
Estimates on average repair costs, such as the above results for an air filter change, are based on ClickMechanic's quote data which combines multiple third-party sources. Actual costs may vary. We provide estimates on average repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.
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Mechanics that undertake air filter work
- Adc Vehicle Services LTD, Marple
- B M Mobile Motor Repairs, Tamworth Warton
- BCMT Autocentre, Colchester
- Diamond MOT Centre, Langley Park
- Equipcare T/A M53 Tyres & Autocare, Prenton
- Fk Autos Mobile Mechanic, Tilney All Saint
- Gp Mot & Service Centre Ltd, Westbury Wiltshire
- HCTA Motors Ltd, Bradford
- J. J Auto Repair Ltd, Leicester
- Viezu, Bidford On Avon
- West Wales Mobile Mechanics, Aberaeron