The Renault Clio uses an engine air filter to prevent debris and dust from entering the engine air intake. Even a small amount of dust making its way into the engine can decrease performance, while foreign objects entering the engine can cause severe damage. The air filter should be inspected every time the oil is changed and replaced when it is clogged or excessively dirty.
Turn off the engine. Open the bonnet.
Pull up on the front edge of the plastic engine cover to expose the engine compartment. Set the engine cover aside.
Press in on the lock tab on the right side of the filter housing to unlock the lid. The air filter housing is a rectangular box directly above the engine toward the drivers side of the engine compartment.
Pull the housing lid up and away from the housing.
Grasp the exposed end of the air filter. Pull the filter up while tilting it slightly toward the windshield to completely remove it from the filter housing compartment.