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Car Air Filter, how long does it last?

How long do car air filters last? I just got an oil change at jiffy lube and they told me that I should probably get an air filter change since I saw the filter and it was kinda dirty, it was definitely getting up there. He said that every couple of months.
Old 04-12-2008, 05:39 PM frankyk is offline  
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Filters on toyotas and hondas and such will go 20k or so.

All else I'd change every 12k
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getting an air filter changed at jiffy lube is pointless
er..scratch that
getting anything changed at jiffy lube is pointless
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getting an air filter changed at jiffy lube is pointless
er..scratch that
getting anything changed at jiffy lube is pointless

what? why is that?
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big black plastic box held on by metal clips (in my car at least).

1 remove black box
2 remove old filter
3 put in new filter
4 ...
5 profit
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what? why is that?

You get what you pay for.

And sometimes with jiffy lube, you don't even get that.


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as long as they change the oil...

Better Jiffy lube for 50 than the dealer for 230.
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what? why is that?



I used to work there, trust me. We got commission on services sold. It really depends on the store, but some of the employees can be shady. Just inspect the air filter yourself, shake it out and put it back in for another several thousand if it's questionable, and then replace it.

Or just do yourself a favor and get a K&N filter.

Only thing I would get done at Jiffy is an oil change.

To answer your original question, it really depends on the type of driving you do. Joe Schmo who lives on a ranch and drives his truck 10 miles daily on a dirt road is gonna need an air filter before your average suburban commuter. Also depends on the vehicle.
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what? why is that?

well because changing an air filter is probably the easiest thing you can do on your car, except maybe changing a fuse

then you have to worry about this:
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plus they use shitty oil and shitty filters
they like to use air tools on the oil pan drain plug
they like to scam you on shit you dont need...like pulling off your serpentine belt to show you the cracks and says its bad..and then try to charge you $70 for it.

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plus they use shitty oil and shitty filters

Oil is up to you. They carry regular bulk, synthetic blends, and full synthetic. They also started using better filters (Purolators I think?). Hell, you could bring your own oil if you want.

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they like to use air tools on the oil pan drain plug

Totally false in my experience (then again I worked at one of the 'good' stores).

If anyone working the lower bay used an impact gun on a drain plug they'd get shitcanned so fast their heads would spin.

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they like to scam you on shit you dont need...like pulling off your serpentine belt to show you the cracks and says its bad..and then try to charge you $70 for it.

We visually inspect them with flashlights, and if you have an excessive amount of deep cracks and wear, we will bring it to your attention. We're not going to waste our time pulling off a belt if we haven't already gotten the sale. We happily allow customers into the bay area to view the belt themselves. That goes for coolant (rust/color, although we never sold on the basis of color, only mileage reccomendations), air filters, cabin air filters, fuel injection cleaning you see the proof after the fact by the enormous clouds of carbon that come out your exhaust. Not all Jiffy Lube's are shady, just be on the lookout until you've been to one a few times and you've had consistently good service.

I never sold a service that wasn't needed or performed when I worked there..
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so my yaris shows a 'requires maintenance' icon when the 5000 miles is up to get an oil change.

i got an oil change today and i turned on my car and i noticed the icon was still there. i was wondering if the icon should go away automatically, or is it a manual removal after an oil change is done?
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We're not going to waste our time pulling off a belt if we haven't already gotten the sale.

I went along with my ex one time when she took her car in for an oil change. We're sitting there in the waiting room and this dood walks in with the belt in his hands. Hes got the thing turned inside out and hes bending it with his fist saying, "look at those cracks". Im like you've got some mighty big balls to pull that shit.
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they've gotten better - you have to find a decent one.
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