Spring is just around the corner; it is time to start looking for ways to improve our environment and performance. Filters are important for many reasons; allowing air to move freely through your vehicle can improve fuel economy, extend your engine’s life, reduce emissions, and offer faster acceleration. Did you know that for every 1 gallon of fuel consumed, your car goes through 10,000 gallons of air? Now that is a doozy of a number!
Improve your fuel efficiency by changing your air filter during scheduled maintenance. A 10 % savings at the pump is substantial over time, so grab a replacement filter, it is time to give your car and your pocketbook at the pump a gift!
Choking your vehicle’s intake of air harms the emission system. Imagine choking, starving your car of air is much the same thing. Without the right mixture of air, fuel, and spark, you can foul spark plugs causing a misfire and poor idling. Ignition issues are no laughing matter, getting stranded in a parking lot when you have places to go and things to do is a huge bummer. If your car becomes too starved for air, it will begin collecting engine deposits, reducing the life of your engine, and can cause the check engine light to turn on.
We all want our cars to last. By choosing to replace these filters regularly, you are extending your engine’s life by trapping the dirt and debris that can sneak in and damage the internal working part, such as the cylinder and pistons in your engine.
Filters are cheap and easy to replace. Replacing air filters is such a simple and inexpensive gift to your car that it should be a no brainer. The housing for the filter is usually under the top or side of the engine. Air filters are typically rectangular and set in a black plastic housing. It may take a screwdriver to open the compartment. If you have your oil changes, perhaps ask your mechanic to replace the filter at the same time, they are already in there, and it only takes a minute.
Air filter replacements are easy to keep track of. Plan to change the filter every 2 or 3 oil changes, and you should be good to go. That is unless you are driving dusty back roads; in that case, you will want to replace your cabin air filter more often. Replacing your air filter will improve your vehicle’s performance, reduce emissions, extend the life of your car and improve your car’s overall performance, so pick up a filter and give your car the gift of easy breathing today!
Partner with the pros at Mast Service Center to provide your car with the best auto preventive maintenance, not only does that help keep your vehicle going, but it helps maintain top performance levels too. Schedule an appointment today with the highly skilled auto mechanics at Mast Service Center. Let us help you get the most out of your vehicle. Mast Service Center is located at 8608 North State Road 19 in Etna Green, IN 46524.
We look forward to seeing you soon!