Engine Air Filter vs. Cabin Air Filter

Engine Air Filter Replacement

Monitoring and taking care of your various air filters is an important part of routine and preventative maintenance. At our Valley Honda Service Department, we’ll make sure you receive premiere auto service in Aurora. When it comes down to your engine air filter vs. cabin air filter, we’re here to walk you through the difference between the two and when they need to be changed.


What is an Engine Air Filter?

What does an engine air filter do? Your engine air filter is built to keep dust, dirt, and any sort of debris or environmental contaminants out of the engine itself. Like any other type of filter, over time it will become dirty and clogged and need to be changed. When your engine air filter is restricted, your engine won’t be able to get the proper amount of oxygen needed to maintain the correct air/fuel ratio. By following your maintenance minder system of when to replace the air filters (#2 code), you may prevent the following symptoms:

  • Black smoke from the exhaust
  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Misfiring spark plugs
  • Unusual engine sounds

If you’re wondering when to change your engine air filter, it’s all going to depend on your driving habits, and the environment in which you drive in. On top of that, your Honda Maintenance Minder will notify you when it’s time to replace your engine air filter. To save on your next service appointment, look through our current Honda service coupons!


What is a Cabin Air Filter?

What does a cabin air filter do? The air that comes through your AC, heating, and ventilation systems is cleaned through your cabin air filter. Your cabin air filter works to keep out dust, pollen, and other allergens that would otherwise make your daily Chicago drive much worse. What are some signs that you need a new cabin air filter? Here are some key things to watch out for:

  • Reduced air flow through vents
  • Bad odors inside the cabin
  • More noise than airflow through vents

So, when do you replace your cabin air filter? Just like your engine air filter, it pays to check on these filters during regular maintenance checks, but your Honda Maintenance Minder will always keep you up to date as to when you should change your cabin air filter.

Cabin Air Filter

Keep Your Honda Healthy at Valley Honda!

Our team at Valley Honda is happy to help keep you on the road. We want you to stay safe and content in your Honda. You can get your Honda serviced with us today, or contact us if you have any questions! When it is time to change your engine or cabin air filter, think of us at Valley Honda! If you are in the market to upgrade to a new Honda vehicle, we have many for your choosing.


Auto Service Coupons in Aurora

Anti-Freeze/Coolant Check-Up Special
Free with Coupon Present

Includes:
• Inspect Radiator, cap, hoses & belts and check for any leaks
• Check Anti-Freeze/Coolant level and top off as needed

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Wiper Special
Time to Change Your Wipers!

15% off any pair of Wiper Inserts/Free Installation
15% off any pair of Wiper Blades/Free Installation

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Prices may be higher on some models. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Full Synthetic Engine Oil & Filter Change
$46.95 (Tax included, Reg Price: $51.95)

Includes:
• Replace Oil with 0W20 Full Synthetic
• Genuine Honda Filter
• Multi-point Honda Inspection
• Battery test
• Free “Quick” Wash

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Applicable to only Honda vehicles that take 0W20 oil per the owner’s manual (also printed on the oil cap). Prices may be higher on some models, ex: S2000. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Timing Belt and Water Pump Replacement Special
25% OFF + One Day Free Loaner

Don’t Wait! A broken timing belt can damage your engine. Refer to your owner’s manual for recommended replacement.
• Replace timing belt, drive belts and water pump, flush coolant
• Inspect camshaft and crankshaft seals

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Coupon must be present at time of write up. Tensioner additional if needed.

Conventional Engine Oil & Filter Change
$38.95 (Tax included, Reg Price: $43.95)

Includes:
• Replace Oil with 5W20/5W30 Semi-Synthetic
• Genuine Honda Filter
• Multi-point Honda Inspection
• Battery test
• Free “Quick” Wash

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Applicable to only Honda vehicles that take 5W20/5W30 oil per the owner’s manual (also printed on the oil cap). Prices may be higher on some models, ex: S2000. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Big Savings Service Bonus
Spend MORE and Save MORE

Spend This: | Save This:
$50- $100 -———————————————————$5
$101-$200 ———————————————————$10
$201-$300 ———————————————————$20
$301-$400 ———————————————————$35
$401-$500 ———————————————————$45
$501-or more —————————————————–$60

Valid only at Valley Honda. Coupon applicable only for service repairs and maintenance on Honda vehicles only. “Spend This” amount applies to parts and labor total only (before Hazmat fees and/or taxes are applied). Discount not applicable to tires or batteries, due to already discounted (or special, or reduced) pricing. Cannot be combined with any other offer or used on any detail or body work. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

All Wheel Alignment
$109.95 with purchase of 2 or more tires or any suspension/steering repair

Regular Price: $132.95

Includes:
• Inspect/Adjust caster, camber & toe-in as applicable
• Inspect suspension, steering linkage & steering rack preload
• Inspect wheels and tires for irregular wear
• Adjust tire rods as necessary to center steering wheel
• Road Test

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Prices may be higher on some models. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Battery Check-Up
Free with Coupon Present

• Test Battery with ED18 Battery Tester
• Clean any Acid Corrosion from Battery terminals
• Inspect Alternator Belt
• Apply Battery Corrosion Prevention Spray on Terminals

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Prices may be higher on some models. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

B Maintenance Service
2005 and Newer Vehicles Equipped with the Maintenance Minder System

Regular Price: $147.95 Plus Tax and Hazmat Fee
Our Price: $137.95 Plus Tax & Hazmat Fee

2005 and Newer Vehicles Equipped with the Maintenance Minder System

Service includes: Replacement of the Oil (with OW20 or 5W20 depending on the model) and Oil Filter, Tire Rotation, Checking and Setting Tire Pressures, Cleaning/Lubrication of Brake Components, Battery Test, Checking and Topping off Fluids as needed, & Multi-Point Inspection

Valid only at Valley Honda. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Honda vehicles only. Prices may be higher on some models. Mileage may vary depending on model. Check your owner's manual for services needed. Coupon must be present at time of write up.

Tire Rebates
We have a variety of Tire Rebates that "rotate" on a regular basis. Check out our low, low prices!

Please contact the Service Department directly for current specials.

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