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It is finally March which means Spring is right around the corner! Spring is an excellent time for weather changes, brighter days, and longer days. Unfortunately, this means there will be more pollen and allergens in the air. Along with the daily toxins found in the air, pollen and allergens are something we want to keep out of our cabin in which we breathe air. That is where your air filter comes in.
Your air filter plays an essential role in filtering and cleaning the air entering your engine. Furthermore, your air filter prevents the previously mentioned toxins from entering your car too. Changing the air filter is one of the most budget-friendly mechanic repairs you can do, but this simple replacement will save you money in the long run. Please continue reading to learn more about why you should check and replace your air filter before Spring!
Increased fuel efficiency: When your air filter is dirty, your car struggles to receive the proper amount of air it needs. This will make your engine work harder, thus burning more fuel. In the long run, this will cost you significantly by re-fueling more often. Changing your air filter allows your engine to work more efficiently and prevents the above-mentioned issues.
Longer engine life: When your air filter is dirty or damaged to the point where debris can make it through to the engine, you can look forward to tough repair jobs that can cost a lot of money. Particles as small as sand can differ between a well-working engine and a costly repair job. To protect your engine and prolong its life, we recommend replacing your air filter to avoid these problems.
Reduces Allergens: As we move closer to Spring, we will start noticing the blossoming of flowers and plants all around! This also means that pollen and allergens will be in the air. To avoid a cabin full of these allergens, a clean air filter will prevent toxic airflow from entering your car. This is another reason we record changing your air filter.
Boost air condition efficiency: As previously mentioned, a dirty air filter restricts airflow in your engine. This also affects your air conditioning system because the air will either be dirty and full of toxins or weak and inefficient. It is better to avoid these problems and attack the root cause; a dirty air filter.
Your trusted auto technicians at Avid Autowerx hope this helped you understand why air filters need to be changed. We recommend that you have your air filters changed every 12,000 to 15,000 miles. We welcome you to come by our shop to inspect and replace your air filter if needed. Our shop is located at 5591 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227, or you can call us at (513)657-2386 to schedule an appointment!