Mazda Engine Air Filter Buyer's Guide

Your Mazda's engine air filter plays an important role in keeping the engine clean and healthy. Like all filters, the engine air filter needs replacing from time to time. As a Mazda owner, you can replace your engine air filter without needing to bring your car to a shop.

If you're not sure where to start, this buyer's guide will help you. This guide has all the information you need about engine air filters.

What Is An Engine Air Filter And Why Is It Important?

To operate properly, the engine needs the right mixture of fuel and clean air. Your engine can't get clean air without a filter. It sucks air in from outside, but there's a problem. The outside air is loaded with dirt, dust, bugs, leaves, and other impurities that can cause excessive wear in the engine. The solution? The engine air filter. It traps all the impurities in the air before the air goes into the engine.

For a more thorough explanation on engine air filters, check out this post.

OEM Vs. Aftermarket Mazda Engine Air Filters

Are you wondering if you should save a few bucks on an aftermarket engine air filter? If so, we strongly advise against it for the reasons listed in this comparison guide. The air filter helps keep the engine healthy. That's why quality should be your number 1 priority while shopping for a replacement filter. OEM engine air filters come out on top when it comes to:

  • Filter material quality
  • Fitment
  • Pleat count

Check out the comparison guide for more information on why you should stick to OEM air filters.

How To Replace A Mazda Engine Air Filter


This tutorial outlines how to replace the engine air filter in your Mazda. The replacement process is really easy. It involves:

  1. Turning off the engine
  2. Removing the old air filter from the air cleaner box
  3. Putting the new air filter into the air cleaner box

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