How often should I change the engine air filter in my Ford?

Ford Motor Company recommends that you replace the engine air filter every 15,000-30,000 miles, depending on your vehicle model.

Refer to the "Maintenance" section of your Owner's Manual or the Ford Maintenance Schedule for information specific to your vehicle.

You may want to replace your filter more often if you:

  • Drive on dirt roads or in excessively dusty conditions.
  • See dirt and/or debris in the filter.
  • Experience a rough idle or sluggish acceleration.
  • Experience decreased fuel efficiency.

Using a Factory-Approved Engine Air Filter

When you use a Ford Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or Motorcraft®* air filter, you are using a replacement part that is specifically made for your vehicle.

These filters offer benefits, including:

  • More than 98% efficient in stopping dust.
  • Tight, leak-proof polyurethane seals.
  • Extreme temperature resistance.

Visit your Ford Dealer or the Ford Parts website for a replacement air filter.

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*Motorcraft is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company.