air filter

Changing the air filter regularly on your car provides several benefits. The car car gets better gas mileage, reduce emissions, improve acceleration, increase the engine live, and improve overall efficiency.


One of the biggest reasons to change your filter regularly is to improve the efficiency, because a clogged filter will reduce it. Replacing a dirty filter increases fuel mileage on older cars by as much as 14 percent. If the filter is so dirty it affects the efficiency of your car. Changing a clogged filter can potentially increase acceleration by 6 to 11 percent on modern fuel-injected cars. A clean air filter improves air flow to the engine and increases engine performance and gas mileage.

Clogged filters

Clogged air filters can reduce air flow to the engine, because an incorrect air-fuel mixture and spark plug ignition problems. This can lead to serious issues. Spark plugs can become damaged. This can result in an engine miss or rough idle. It can also increase engine deposits caused by having too rich of a fuel mixture and may cause the Service Engine Soon light to illuminate.

Changing the air filter regularly helps prolong engine life because the air filter is designed to trap dirt and debris that can damage internal engine parts. Engine damage can occur because particles as small as a grain of salt and result in costly repairs.

Replacing the air filter

It is important to make certain the replacement air filter is designed for your exact make and model of car. On newer, fuel-injected cars, the air filter is usually located near the top front or side of the engine. The air filter is rectangular in shape and enclosed in a rectangular, black plastic housing. On older cars, the air filter is round and located in a round metal housing above the carburetor.

Proper change time

They should be changed every 12,000 to 15,000 miles, or contact us for the proper schedule. This should be done more often in dusty driving conditions. The owner’s manual maintenance schedule will indicate how often the filter should be replaced. A dirty filter might appear clean but should still be replaced at the recommended intervals. You can also contact us, and we can advise you on a schedule.