Most people don't think about the air filter in their car as often as they should. This is a mistake. A clean air filter in your car has many benefits, not the least of which is preventing potentially expensive damage. Keep reading to learn more. 


A Clean Air Filter Is Essential to Performance

That's right. Your car's air filter is essential to its performance. This means, you need to check it regularly and change it as soon as necessary. The filter stops small particles from entering your motor, rendering it damaged. A particle as minuscule as a grain of salt can slip through a damaged air filter. The ramifications of this are serious.

Such parts as your motor's cylinders and pistons could be damaged. These are expensive to repair and, depending on the make and model of your car, it may take a while to find replacement parts. A clean air filter captures potentially damaging debris and dirt. It prevents these particles from reaching the combustion chamber and leaving you footing an expensive repair bill. 

Improved Fuel Economy

Have you noticed you fill up your fuel tank more often? Does your car hesitate before it comes off the line? The problem may not be your motor or transmission. Diminished fuel economy and slow acceleration may point to a clogged air filter. 

Your motor needs air to operate efficiently. In fact, your motor needs over 10,000 liters of air to burn a liter of fuel. A damaged or clogged air filter makes restricts the volume of air that flows into your vehicle's motor. Thus, it works harder and burns more fuel. A dirty air filter starts a vicious cycle of your motor getting inadequate air, then burning excess fuel that requires even more air to burn. 


Do you want to improve your fuel economy? Do you want to protect your engine from damage? Do you want to protect other essential components of your car? If you do, contact us today to schedule a service appointment. We can change your air filter for you and get you on a regular service schedule. 

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