Particles like mold, pollen, bacteria, and dust can damage engine parts. Air filters keep the air that moves into the engine clean and running smoothly.
The majority of cars have 2 kinds of air filers.
- The interior combustion air filter system purifies the air used by your engine and stops unnecessary wear by eliminating contaminants.
- The cabin air filter works to clean the air that moves through your cabin’s ventilation system, removing the damaging elements from your cooling and heating systems.
WHY MAINTENANCE IS IMPORTANT
Air filters keep the air that moves in to the engine tidy and free from debris, and protects against added wear on the engine by eliminating pollutants. Filth, grime, and clutter can easily harm your engine components, slowing efficiency, and contaminating air flow in the cabin. An unclean air filter can create problems with gas economy, performance, emissions, and, in some cases, may result in costly engine repairs. Worn, dirty cabin air filters often impact air conditioning performance and could also pose a possible health hazard to you and your passengers.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY AIR FILTER NEEDS REPLACING?
- Do you have a reduction of engine power or fuel economy?
- Do you have ANY cabin air emissions issues?
- Do you have ANY odd, wet, or musty smells when the vent out is on?
- Has it been more than a year since you’ve replaced your filters?
Experts advised that the cabin air filter be changed every 12,000 miles, or at the very least annually. Internal combustion air filters should be check frequently, and changed every 3,000 – 15,000 miles (or with your oil change). Vehicles traveling in severe roadway conditions, dirty roads, off-roading, roadway construction, or icy roads treated with ice salt, require the air filters altered more frequently.
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