Car Air Filter Replacement
What it does: Particles like mold and mildew, pollen, and dust can easily harm engine parts and the health of you and your passengers. Air filters keep the air that moves in to the engine clean. The majority of vehicles have 2 different kinds of air filters. The internal combustion air filter cleans and filters pollutants from the system that pulls air into the engine and avoids added wear and tear on it. The cabin air filter operates to cleanse the air that moves into the cabin through the ventilation system by filtering unsafe elements from the air conditioning and heating systems. This keeps the air that you and your passengers breathe clean and comfortable.
Why service is very important: Dirt and particles can easily damage engine parts, decrease performance, as well as limit proper air flow in the cabin. A filthy air filter could cause complications with gas economy, efficiency, discharges, and sometimes can cause added engine repairs. Worn or unclean cabin air filters can negatively impact AC performance and may also pose a prospective health danger for the driver and any passengers.
Car filters might have to be changed if you have:
- Reduction of engine power or fuel economy
- Emissions concerns
- Odd, wet, or musty smells when the vent out is on
It’s suggested that the cabin air filter be changed every 12,000 miles, or at least yearly. Internal combustion air filters should be spot checked often, and need to be changed every 3,000 – 15,000 miles or with your oil change. Vehicles that are often driven in extreme roadway conditions, through dirty roadways or roadway construction, or off-roading vehicles require air filter replacement and maintenance more often.