Fortunately, modern air filters are made to perform better and last longer.
Your car’s 2 air filters – the cabin air filter and the engine air intake filter – can realistically last 10,000-30,000 miles under the right conditions.
However, these filters still need periodic replacement.
Why do air filters need to be replaced?
According to Rich White, executive director for the Car Care Council. “Checking the cabin air filter is a simple preventive maintenance step that goes a long way toward protecting passengers, as well as the vehicle’s HVAC system.”
Why is this the case? When the cabin air filter clogs up, it can also block the heater and air conditioner. If your auto mechanic only checks the AC system or cooling system without first inspecting the cabin air filter, you could end up paying the cost of unnecessary repairs.
The important thing to remember with any air filter service is to always replace a soiled air filter. Simply cleaning the air filter and reinstalling it won’t adequately protect your ventilation system.
Can a dirty air filter impact fuel economy?
While an old cabin air filter can damage the AC system, a dirty engine air filter can cause engine performance issues. In fact, replacing an old engine filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%. Considering your car’s engine can use more than 10,000 gallons of air for every gallon of fuel burned, clean airflow is crucial to proper engine function.
The Nice Difference in air filter service
With your permission, our ASE-certified technicians will perform a visual inspection every 3,000-6,000 miles to ensure both the cabin air filter and engine air intake filters are clean and in working order. A visual check is free, and it never hurts to look.
At Christian Brothers Automotive New Tampa, we can personally guarantee our professional staff will never suggest a replacement unless it is absolutely necessary.
If it’s been more than a year since your last air filtration system check, you notice a dirty or musty smell from the ventilation system, or you experience a loss in acceleration power, schedule an air filter inspection.
Call Christian Brothers Automotive New Tampa in Tampa, Florida for a filter check today. We’ll show you the nice difference!