How often do you change your engine air filter? Just like your cabin and oil filters, the engine air filter can often go ignored because it doesn’t look “that dirty” when our certified technicians who it to you. By leaving the air filter alone too long, you’re at risk of negatively impacting your car’s overall performance which can lead to other costly repairs.
The engine air filter has the important job of keeping out things like dust, dirt and other types of debris from entering the engine. And just like almost every other part of your car, the air filter eventually has to be replaced once it becomes too dirty and clogged to be able to perform its job.
Replacing parts of your car always depend on a lot of variables – the kind of driver you are, personal driving habits and the conditions your car is mostly in. Someone who drives in rush hour more often than not will likely have to change their air filters more often than someone who does not. The general range is anywhere from 30,000 miles to 45,000 – depending on make and model. For any additional questions, we recommend consulting your owner’s manual or one of our highly trained technicians.
If you’re still unsure, you may actually be able to tell the condition it is in just by pulling it out for a look. It is more than obvious when it needs to be changed and can be seen from the amount of dirt that has been filtered, or generally, if you have gone more than 30,000 miles – it might be time to consider getting it changed.
Granted not changing it out immediately won’t cause a significant decrease to your fuel economy, it will, however, impact acceleration. This will lead to a gradual decline. We always recommend having air filters checked at regular intervals. This simple bit of routine maintenance can save money and repairs down the road.
At L.A. World Honda, our team of experts works hard to get you in and out as quickly as possible and to get you back on the road. We offer convenient financing options and an onsite body shop.
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